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Executive Headteacher’s Welcome

It gives me great pleasure and a sense of pride to welcome visitors to the new website for Cockburn John Charles Academy. Nelson Mandela said that: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I am confident that the academy’s ‘Learning for Life’ motto fits well with this and I believe that every Cockburn MAT student has the potential to do just that.

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Employability week was a very different week this year due to the need to do all our activities online.It was still a very busy and interesting week, with all students being able to be a part of at least one activity where they could interactively meet and talk to someone from the Tech sector.40 year 10 students were lucky enough to be a part of a mock interview session, meeting staff from NatWest who had volunteered to take the student through an interview experience.All parties gave very positive feedback about the session.A big thankyou to Ahead Partnership for supporting the week.Fingers crossed that next year we can do Employability week with volunteers coming into the academy and students going on workplace visits. ...
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A group of year 10 students have been working with Ahead Partnership and Nexus on a project called Solution Leeds for the last 6 weeks. Like all activities this year we worked online with some wonderful mentors who supported the students with their planning and presentations The team have come up with an amazing idea of a post COVID festival. The focus being on wellbeing, the local community coming together to enjoy the activities we have missed over the last year, sport, music food and games. It is just a shame we can't do the festival for real! The students have given up their time to work on this and there is hope that we can visit Nexus's offices in September for the presentation. ...
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Letter to All Leeds School PupilsPlease see letter from Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education and Saleem Tariq, OBE, Director Children and Families. ...
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Huge Thank you to Mason Jubb from DAZL - Dance & Health Charity who has led workshops this week for students in years 7 and 8. The students have had a fantastic experience learning choreography inspired by the musical 'Everybody's talking about Jamie'. ...
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