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THE TEAM OF 2017 ~ COCKERMOUTH SCHOOL NEWS ~


If you ask staff who work in schools what they get up to over their summer break, clearly there will be a range of responses. However, judging by Twitter (if that’s anything to go by), many people would say that it’s a great opportunity to catch up with their reading. No, not the latest pronouncements from the Department for Education but a chance to wade through the pile of books, fiction and non-fiction, that have lain untouched for the school year.


This summer, I’ve been exploring the relationship between sport and leadership as there are a number of high profile characters who have written on the subject. The late-Bill Walsh from the NFL, ex-England cricket captain Mike Brearley, ex-England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward and ex-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson have all written fascinating books discussing the application of leadership theories to sport. One message that’s come through loud and clear, irrespective of the sport, is the importance of having a strong team, focused on a few key areas for improvement. Having a sense of a common purpose, not too broad but not so narrow that the impact is limited, is prevalent amongst successful teams. We’ve been trying to do something similar over the past year at Cockermouth School by ensuring that everyone in our team, staff, students, parents and governors, are focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning. Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? We all know how easy it is to react to the latest announcements and change plans; focusing on getting the basics right can require some single-mindedness!


So, how have we done in this year’s exams? I’m delighted to say that, despite all the changes to A level courses and the hybrid GCSE grading system, Cockermouth School and its students have had one of their most successful years ever. Huge congratulations to our A level students who achieved outstanding results in their new courses; results that put us in the top 10% of schools in the country. Our headline figure of the percentage of A*, A and B grades increased by 10% from last year with seventeen of our students achieving all A* and A grades. Three of our students achieved A* across the board, our four Oxbridge candidates successfully achieved the grades needed for their courses and 85% of our students achieved their first choice of institution, with a number going on to higher- level apprenticeships. At GCSE level, our performance in the new maths and English GCSEs both increased by 10% and there was a similar increase in nearly every other subject, enabling our headline figures to improve by the same amount. Overall, it was a fantastic performance by the entire team and my thanks go to everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen.


This year, guess what? We’re focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning still further! If you would like to be part of our successful team starting in September 2018, our Year 6 Open Evening is on Thursday 28th September – hope to see you there!


Dr. Rob Petrie, Headteacher INFO@THECOCKERMOUTHPOST.CO.UK


21 SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUE 418 PAGE 14


COMMUNITY EVENT SPONSORED BY BROCKBANKS SOLICITORS


Brockbanks Solicitors are once again sponsoring this years’ Bridekirk Dovenby School Sheep Race. The event is taking place at Cockermouth Rugby Club at 1.00pm on 24th September and is open to members of the public.


John Branch, Practice Manager, stated:


“We have sponsored this event before and were delighted when they asked us to get involved again this year. The event itself is well organised, fun and above all, for a very worthwhile local cause. We applaud all of the other sponsors for supporting the event too.”


The money raised at the event will be used to update the sports facilities at the school.


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