Our Co-op Values and Expectations
The Co-op Academies Trust is committed to co-operative values and principles. The Trust expects all of its academies and those working centrally to have these at the core of their work.
Through our values we strive to ensure children, young people and their families and staff at all levels in the Trust develop:
Self-help – so that we can help ourselves to improve and make a positive contribution to society
Self-responsibility – so that we take responsibility for, and answer to our actions
Democracy – through having a say in how we run our Trust and the academies
Equality – through ensuring that the voice of each individual can be heard
Equity – a fair and unbiased community
Solidarity – through sharing interests and common purposes for the benefit of all.
The Trust, including each academy, is expected to work to the co-operative ethical values of:
Openness – we believe in being open and sharing information and ideas to raise the outcomes of children and young people and improve their life chances
Honesty – we act in a professional and respectful manner in our dealings with everyone
Social responsibility – we maximise our impact on those in our communities while minimising our footprint on the world
Caring for others – we treat everyone as we wish to be treated ourselves, understanding that children and young people have one childhood.
The Trust expects its academies, as each individual academy sees fit, to promote our values and incorporate ways of being co-operative so that pupils and academy communities epitomise ‘The Co-op Way’ of do what matters most, be yourself always, succeed together and show you care.