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All By Grace

All By Grace

21 Years of Christian Headship

Jim Cockburn spent 37 years of his life in teaching and 21 years as the headteacher of a comprehensive school in north-east England, a career that he loved.

As Jim sought to apply Christian principles to the many challenging situations he encountered as a headteacher, he regularly experienced God’s grace and strength. His goal in every situation was to live out the Christian life in a practical way and to share the love of Jesus with others.

This book, in which Jim tells his story and reflects on the significance of events and decisions made, will be of great interest to all Christians in education.


“This is the book on school leadership I have been looking for.”

Kieran McGrane

Headteacher, Ponteland High School, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Jim Cockburn

Jim Cockburn

Retired Headteacher

Jim Cockburn has spent thirty-seven years of his life in teaching, a career that he has loved. In December 2014 he retired from the post of Principal of Longbenton Community College, which he had held for twenty-one years. During his time in teaching, he desired to live out the Christian life in a practical way and share the love of Jesus with others.

As a Christian headteacher he experienced God’s grace and strength in dealing with many challenging situations as he sought to apply Christian principles in what he believes was a God-given role. He is keen to share his experience with other Christians involved in leadership in schools and other organisations.

Jim and his wife Ella have three grown-up sons, and are also experiencing the joy of their first grandchild. They are members of Jesmond Parish Church in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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