Skip to content ↓

Vision and Values

Co-operation is at the heart of all we do.

Being Co-op is about creating an environment that celebrates difference. Somewhere both students and colleagues feel responsible, valued, empowered and trusted to do the right thing for each other and our community.

Co-op Academies Trust is founded on the values shared by our founders and still used by co-operatives around the world: Openness, Honesty, Social Responsibility, Caring for Others, Self-Help, Self- Responsibility, Democracy, Equality, Equity and Solidarity.

Our Vision is to be:

  1. A cooperative community where pupils from different backgrounds, beliefs and cultures grow together, developing the skills and character they need to be successful beyond their time at the academy;
  2. A community where staff work together to create an inclusive, welcoming and highly ambitious learning environment;
  3. A community where local residents and organisations are empowered to work together for the success of all.

To achieve these goals all of our colleagues and students are encouraged to follow our Ways of Being in all that they do, which are:

Be yourself always
Do what matters most
Show you care
Succeed together