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Message from the Head of School

I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website which I hope gives you an insight into, and useful information regarding, Cockburn John Charles Academy.

My own teaching career began at Cockburn School in September 1999 as a newly qualified science teacher and I have served as a senior leader for the last 12 years. Born and raised in Beeston and I am determined that all children in the South Leeds area have access to an outstanding education. It is our ambition to send every student out into the world ready to play their part and be successful on an increasingly competitive and challenging global stage.

It is an honour to be leading Cockburn John Charles Academy as Headteacher. In such a short time we have drastically improved the outcomes and life chances of our students and we were very proud to be judged by Ofsted as ‘Good overall and outstanding in 2 areas’ in April 2022. This will ensure that we continue to be the school of choice for our local community and are able to make further rapid progress on our ‘Transformation to Excellence’ journey.

Our Values and Expectations define us and we demand excellence from staff and students in everything we do. These Values and Expectations permeate our practice both in and out of the classroom.

I am proud that the academy is a truly inclusive comprehensive setting. Drawing from a wide range of primary schools with a large range of multi-cultural backgrounds and abilities. This vibrant and inclusive community creates our distinctive Cockburn John Charles Academy ethos that visitors to the academy regularly remark on.

Cockburn John Charles Academy students have access to excellent facilities, resources, and the expertise of hard-working and innovative specialist staff who always go the extra mile to ensure they are successful and provide the world-class educational opportunities we believe our students are entitled to.

Being part of the Cockburn Multi-academy Trust allows us to collaborate closely with other schools in the local community sharing best practice, resourcing and cutting-edge educational research that impacts positively on the lives of children and families in the local area.

I am proud of our achievements so far, and I am excited for the future of Cockburn John Charles Academy and look forward to working with students and their parents/carers to continue to build upon the successful foundations and opportunities that are in place.

Mrs S Roberts
Head of School