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Join our MAT

Cockburn Multi-academy Trust welcomes enquiries from schools/academies that share our vision and values, who may wish to join our Multi-academy Trust.

We have high expectations and aspirations for all students and staff within our Trust. We are unswerving in our commitment to ensure we create a group of exceptional schools that radically improve students’ life chances. We seek to widen their aspirations; to reach destinations that are attainable and fulfilling. We work to raise attainment and provide exceptional teaching and learning for all our students through high expectations of academic success and behaviour.

Unlike many multi-academy trusts, Cockburn Multi-academy Trust schools are all in the south Leeds are, a feature that allows for collaboration that few growing MATs can offer.

Beyond the classroom we offer many extra-curricular activities, clubs and opportunities to develop a range of skills, nurture existing talents and offer a chance to try new things; which not only help make new friends but benefit the mind, sense of confidence and promote a healthier lifestyle.

We pursue a relentless journey of ‘Transformation to Excellence’.

We are proud of all of our academies. We actively seek to maintain and develop both individual academy identity and characteristics. Collectively, we share and co-develop best practice for the benefit of all our academies.

Our challenge is to continue our journey to improve our provisions and systems so that all the academies within the MAT are ‘Good or Outstanding’, not only in terms of their Ofsted judgement, but in the eyes of our pupils and communities.

We believe in true collaboration, working in the spirit of partnership, investing in people and building capacity for long term, sustainable success. We will continue to promote our values and visions to all staff at all levels across our MAT.

Joining Cockburn Multi-academy Trust whether you are an outstanding, good or a struggling school, will bring rewards. The Cockburn Multi-academy Trust will offer a professional home to those outstanding and good schools who wish to retain their individuality, yet benefit from sharing winning ways. For those schools who are struggling, Cockburn Multi-academy Trust will work closely with you to remodel your processes in ways to bring improvement in learning outcomes for all.

The advantages of joining us will be different for each school/academy. For example, a successful school will benefit from being in the MAT professional team and having access to our full range of services, saving time and effort in order to focus on the core business of learning. (Converter academy).

A school in difficulty will benefit from using all of the professional team's improvement tools and strategies that have already proved successful at Cockburn MAT and in supported schools. This will reduce the time-consuming administrative tasks which many smaller schools with fewer staff find difficult to manage, while providing the expertise and support to concentrate on educational performance. (Sponsored academy).

Cockburn Multi-academy Trust welcomes contact from individual schools or groups of schools considering conversion to academy status.

Tel: 0113 271 9962