This morning’s terrible news from the Finsbury Park Mosque has added to the sense of unease and uncertainty that has already descended on the nation this summer.
We’re still coming to terms with the terror attacks at the Manchester Arena and London Bridge; the numbers of missing, presumed dead, from the Grenfell fire has just risen again.Read More
A Board Member of the Co-op Academies Trust, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Jane Cowell, who works for the Education Funding Agency (EFA) alongside her voluntary role with the Academies Trust, has been awarded an OBE.Read More
Following last night's incident at Manchester Arena our thoughts are with those who lost their lives or have been injured.
If you have any concerns about friends or relatives, Manchester Police have issued an emergency contact number which is 0161 856 9400.Read More
I’m sitting in a busy office in Manchester but my thoughts are with the students and pupils across the trust facing a series of assessments and examinations. I know, because I have seen it first hand, the significant effort staff have put in to support them and that each of you will probably be as anxious as I am feeling. Read More
Students from the Co-operative Academies were the stars of the Co-op Annual General Meeting at Manchester Central this weekend.
The Co-operative Academies Trust was invited to this year’s AGM, which is the where members have their say in how the Co-op is run. Read More
Oakwood Primary Academy, one of the primary academies that is part of The Co-operative Academies Trust, has been nominated for the Early Years Award in The TES national education awards.
This is the second year running that Oakwood has been nominated for a TES School Award; in 2016 it was nominated for the International School Award.Read More
The Co-operative Academies Trust is calling for tenders for new academy and central trust websites.Read More
Last week included so many memorable events I have felt compelled to write to all staff earlier than planned so that I can share my excitement.
Last week I was informed by the Regional Schools Commissioner that Priesthorpe School, in Pudsey (Leeds) had been given permission to join the trust. Read More
A Leeds secondary school is about to join one of the most successful Multi Academy Trusts based in the North of England.
Priesthorpe School in Pudsey, will join the Co-operative Academies Trust (CAT) in the next few months.Read More
Colleagues at The Co-operative Academies Trust celebrated individual success on 2nd March at the third Colleague Recognition Evening. Held at the Co-op’s impressive Angel Sq head office, the awards celebrate co-operative values in action.Read More
Pupils from academies across the Co-operative Academies Trust had a lesson in global trade issues this week as participants in the inaugural Co-operative Academies Fairtrade Conference.Read More
New Government proposals to measure pupil progress are grossly unfair and probably discriminatory, according to the Director of a the Co-operative Academies Trust.Read More
The Co-operative Academies Trust, which sponsors eight academies in Leeds, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent, is one of the top performing Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) in the country.Read More
The main purpose of this letter is to thank staff for the fantastic professionalism and commitment they have shown during the past year. Inevitably, we all face ups and downs but having staff who are focused on making the learning environment interesting and relevant is what makes our trust and its academies great places to work and learn.Read More
The Department for Education has praised the Co-operative Academies Trust for the way it is tackling issues around staff workload. The Trust published its first workload report in October with several key recommendations.
The report was produced by the Workload Group, made up of teaching and non-teaching staff across the academies.Read More
Next year for the first time, Britain’s biggest businesses will be ranked on how much talent they employ from all socio-economic backgrounds.
Thanks to the Social Mobility Foundation and the Social Mobility Commission we will be able to see which businesses are inclusive and which are more exclusive.Read More
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Failsworth School is planning to follow two of its North Manchester neighbours by joining the Co-operative Academies Trust.
Both the Co-operative Academy of Manchester (CAM) in Higher Blackley and Manchester Creative and Media Academy (MCMA) in Blackley have made rapid progress since joining the Trust, which also oversees six other secondary and primary academies in Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent.Read More
Director of Co-operative Academies Trust has snubbed government proposals allowing them to move their most able pupils into a “centre of excellence”.
The green paper outlines plans for trusts to select within their schools and set up a site to educate the “most able” pupils.Read More
The football transfer window has closed again for another four months. If you haven’t heard of the transfer window or ‘Deadline Day’ - it is an agreed period of time when players can transfer from one club to another. It condenses much discussion about which player is leaving where to a slot in July-September and then for the month of January the following year.Read More
Manchester Creative and Media Academy Principal, Rebecca Smith, was invited to speak on BBC Radio Manchester about teacher recruitment.Read More
The Co-operative Academies Trust was today (Thursday 25 August) celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results.
All four secondary schools that are part of the Trust, which is supported by the Co-op Group, have seen significant improvements in their exam successes against a backdrop of significant falls in pass rates nationally.Read More
Eighteen CAL students on work experienceRead More
Primary Partnership newsletter is outRead More
Please find attached a Director's Letter for July 2016Read More