Cambridge graduate takes helm at King’s Sixth Form
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