Cockburn School is an academy which is a member of the Cockburn Multi-academy Trust whose focus is on each individual, acknowledging both their rights and responsibilities. Teaching and Learning drives an ambitious curriculum that seeks to stretch and challenge all students through academic rigour. A strong care, support and guidance structure supports learning throughout the school.
Our vision is to create opportunities within and beyond the curriculum to enable each student to become confident, independent and successful citizens in modern Britain. Through dedication and hard work our students will have a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. We widen the aspirations of all students, to help them to reach destinations that are ambitious and fulfilling. We value the arts, both as part of the curriculum and as part of the school’s extensive enrichment and extra-curricular programme.
We have high expectations of academic success and discipline and believe that these are best achieved in a caring environment. We promote respect and good manners; these are fundamental to our school based on our shared Values and Expectations. We recognise the importance of each individual and the school’s place in the local community. We aim to promote lifelong learning by developing creative, independent and reflective learners. We believe in the equality of opportunity and in celebrating success for all.
We will provide:
Online activity which we consider inappropriate – ‘Think before you post’:
We ask that social media, whether public or private, should not be used to fuel campaigns and voice complaints against the school, staff, parents/carers or students and bring the school into disrepute. Do not use social media to publicly challenge school policies or discuss issues about individual students or members of staff. Please support the school’s approach to online safety and do not deliberately post comments or upload any images, sounds or text that could upset or offend any member of the school community.
To follow the school’s Values and Expectations.
School Expectations: Positive, Polite, Prepared, Punctual, Pride
be punctual and prepared by arriving on time to school every day
be punctual to registration and all lessons
be prepared by wearing the correct uniform and complying with the dress code at all times
be polite and give letters/information from the school to parents/carers and return replies promptly
be prepared by using the school planner to record homework, targets and points
be prepared for learning by taking all equipment, including kit needed, to lessons using my in-school bag where appropriate
be positive by taking an active part in lessons and learning
be positive by taking an active part in the school life including clubs, teams, trips, residential visits, performance work and work experience
be prepared by revising for and attending all examinations
be prepared by completing all extended learning activities and coursework or project work
take pride in my learning, the work I produce and my school environment.
School Values: Resilient, Responsible, Aspirational, Independent, Respectful
behave responsibly in the school and travelling to and from the school
behave responsibly by not bringing to the school anything which is dangerous, illegal or against the rules
be respectful by following school rules and behave according to the school’s Positive Discipline for Learning Policy
be respectful of school property, the community and environment
be responsible and respectful when using the school’s facilities, including ICT and online learning
be respectful to all staff, students and visitors
be resilient in lessons when work is challenging
be resilient in lessons by completing activities to the best of my ability
be independent by completing learning activities and coursework or project work including reading outside of school
be aspirational in my learning to reach the highest goal.
When signing the agreement, parents/carers are also asked to provide consent for a number of essential activities that allow us to provide an outstanding provision. You can withdraw your consent at anytime by emailing email@example.com
Working in partnership with parents and carers is important to us.
As part of this agreement, parents/carers, staff and students are reminded that the school is a strictly non-smoking establishment.