Tag: David Gurney

Huge improvements at Cockburn John Charles Academy

The Yorkshire Evening Post last week published its annual article highlighting the worst performing schools in the Leeds area and for the first time in its history, and further to the former South Leeds Academy in Belle Isle being officially closed and re-opened by the Cockburn Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), Cockburn

Inspirational start to the autumn term at CJCA

The new term at Cockburn John Charles Academy has got off to an inspirational start as Year 11 were treated to a highly motivational guest speaker Action Jackson. He inspired the group’s attention with his thought-provoking presentation, encouraging each individual to reflect on their own ability and potential as they

Middleton Primary School joins Cockburn Trust

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

Positive progress at Cockburn John Charles Academy

Cockburn John Charles Academy has had a very exciting first term since its official opening April 2018. The Academy has undergone a rapid transformation since it joined Cockburn Multi Academy Trust and opened as Cockburn John Charles Academy, under the leadership of the Executive Headteacher David Gurney and Head of

South Leeds schools show positive results

The leader of the Cockburn Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) has commented on the secondary school performance league tables published by Ofsted, pointing out that four of the six Leeds schools performing ‘well above average’ are in the south of the city. Cockburn School is joined by Rodillian Academy, Morley Academy and

Cockburn John Charles Academy opens its doors to prospective students

Wednesday (4 October 2017) will see the first ever Open Evening for Cockburn John Charles Academy. Previously The South Leeds Academy, the school is now part of the Cockburn Multi Academy Trust, led by Executive Headteacher David Gurney who said: “My vision is for there to be two outstanding schools

Cockburn’s Police Pioneers project to be expanded

The West Yorkshire Police Pioneers which was set up for the county’s young volunteers aged 14 – 16, is being expanded after a successful first year. PC Sean Statham and Cockburn School recognised there were pupils who wanted to learn more about the Police Service, law, rights, and how it