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10 Years of Co-op Academies

Just recently at Co-op Academies Trust we celebrated our ten year anniversary. Back in 2010 Co-op Academy Stoke and Co-op Academy Manchester became the first two academies to form Co-op…

Co-op extends Free School Meals scheme over half term

Following Marcus Rashford’s please, Co-op CEO Steve Murrells has asked the Prime Minister to “leave no child hungry this half term”. Part of the footballers’ Child Food Poverty Taskforce, Co-op…

Wear yellow for Lonely, Not Alone!

Last year we supported the launch of #LonelyNotAlone, a campaign to tackle youth loneliness. Lonely, Not Alone is Co-op Foundation’s campaign against youth loneliness. We've been blown away by all…

Brand new school in Belle Vue to be run by Co-op Academies Trust

Co-op Academies Trust – which already operates 26 schools and colleges across the north of England including in north Manchester – has been chosen by the DFE, working in partnership…

How does governance in lockdown feel?

I became Acting Chair at Co-op Academy Delius shortly before lockdown and soon after was asked to cover, when necessary, as Vice Chair at Co-op Academy Grange. Hands up: I’m…

Governor Blog

Saying goodbye!

Every July we say goodbye to Year 6 and Year 11 students at our academies. With lockdown, this year our goodbyes had to be a little different, but no less…

Supporting families and keeping the ‘sparkle’ in lockdown

When I was asked to write this Blog, I knew immediately that I wanted to write about families and how we support them at Co-op Academy Delius. First I want…

Colleague Blog

Celebrating Co-op Fortnight- Let’s build something together

Lockdown: It’s been a funny old time. As parents, we have two primary aged children at home. It’s been a blessing to spend so much time with Isla (Year 4)…

Governor Blog

Come out as an Ally!

This advice has been created using resources from Co-op Respect and Stonewall. What is an Ally? To put it simply, being an Ally means you have made a statement that…

How to adapt- making Year 6 to 7 transition virtual

In normal times as Director of Transition I would be very busy having face to face meetings with all the Year 6 staff. Getting to know the students coming into…

Colleague Blog