Middleton Primary School became the first primary school to join Cockburn Multi-academy Trust this September.
The trust is also responsible for Cockburn School in Beeston, which is consistently one of Leeds’ highest performing schools and also Cockburn John Charles Academy, currently undergoing a remarkable transformation reducing exclusions by 80% and persistent absence by 12%. While Middleton primary school teachers work hard to still provide the same high-quality education as they always have, joining the Multi-academy trust will allow Middleton go from strength to strength and be part of their journey of ‘Transformation to Excellence’.
Each school that joins Cockburn MAT will seek to be transformational and strive for excellence in terms of outcomes for children. Staff will receive regular opportunities to share expertise, high-performing educational values, knowledge and skills and inspire a culture of collaboration across all phases of education.
Samantha Williams, Headteacher said:
“We are delighted to have joined Cockburn MAT. We have much to offer each other working in the spirit of partnership and can provide a seem-less education for local children from reception right up to Year 11.”
David Gurney, Chief Executive of Cockburn MAT was delighted to welcome Middleton Primary school to the MAT, he said:
“We hope that this is the first of many local primary schools to join the MAT. Whilst it will be business as usual for the school, behind the scenes, we are busily developing ways to share resources, enhance teaching and learning and develop new ways of working together. We share a common goal of ensuring all our schools provide an excellent education for children in south Leeds.”