Cam­bridge grad­u­ate takes helm at King’s Sixth Form

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS -

KING’S has ap­pointed a Cam­bridge science grad­u­ate and doc­tor of phi­los­o­phy to lead its Sixth Form.

Julie Cocker moves from her cur­rent role as Head of Bi­ol­ogy at Mer­chant Tay­lors’ School in Mid­dle­sex to take over at King’s.

Julie joins the King’s Se­nior Man­age­ment Team which is cur­rently in the early stages of plan­ning their re­lo­ca­tion to a sin­gle site ad­ja­cent to the Derby Play­ing Fields on Prest­bury Road.

She said: “I am very ex­cited about King’s 20:20 Vi­sion and the in­creased co­her­ence that this will bring to the school with all fa­cil­i­ties on one cen­tral site.

“The brand new build­ings will em­bed King’s firmly in the 21st cen­tury while still main­tain­ing the sense of tra­di­tion and her­itage that has made the King’s School such a suc­cess for over 500 years.”

Julie added: “The sixth form is a piv­otal point in the school ca­reer of all stu­dents.

“It is here that young adults make choices and de­ci­sions that im­pact on their lives for many years to come.

“It is at this stage in their lives that stu­dents be­come much more aware of the world around them and what it is they have to of­fer that world.

“The sixth form team at King’s has the re­spon­si­bil­ity of en­sur­ing all the stu­dents in our care leave the school hav­ing reached their full po­ten­tial not just aca­dem­i­cally, but so­cially and morally as well.

“We want to send well-rounded in­di­vid­u­als on to higher ed­u­ca­tion so per­for­mance on the sports field, on the stage or in con­certs and max­imis­ing the achieve­ment of our stu­dents in these and other ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ar­eas is im­por­tant too.”

Julie takes over from Ruth Roberts who over the last decade has over­seen a dra­matic im­prove­ment in aca­demic re­sults and who will re­main at King’s as Se­nior Teacher, over­see­ing staff de­vel­op­ment.

●● Julie Cocker is the new head at King’s School’s Sixth Form

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