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Celebrating VE Day

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, it marks the end of fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe during World War Two. Because of coronavirus, this year people all…

A day in the life of Mr. Trower

Normally, I’m in school, sat behind my desk by 7.10am every morning. My partner teacher (Mrs. Hopkins – maths leader and all-round legend) is in by 7.40am and we take…

Colleague Blog

Dissolving egg shells in vinegar- Science experiments during quarantine

So I’ve just been asked to write a blog… Never done one of these so be nice to me! I’m told that one of the reasons is my twitter account…

Colleague Blog

Co-op buys devices for students without internet access

The Co-op Academies Trust has secured 1,000 electronic devices in order to support students who cannot access the internet at home during the Coronavirus school shutdown. Across it’s 25 schools…

Academy colleagues make PPE for fellow Key Workers

All cooperators know, great things happen when we work together.  With Personal protective equipment (PPE) in short supply across the country, schools have been stepping into action and turning their…

Co-op Food Vouchers supporting our families

Before the government announced their plans for school closures, the Co-op stepped up to provide free lunches for 6500 students who normally receive government-funded free school meals at 25 academies….

Home-schooling support goes global

A Facebook group set up by teacher Ruth Hopkins, from Co-op Academy Woodlands, has attracted thousands of members and gone global.  Ruth and a few colleagues set up Teachers’ Top…

Good things that happened this week

It’s been a strange 2 weeks for all of us, but our academies have been amazing. Here is a round up of some of the best moments… Co-op Academy Walkden…

A Message from our CEO, Chris Tomlinson

To our Students, Families and Colleagues The effort and commitment of colleagues in our Co-op Academies, and in our hub and central offices, during this very challenging time has been…

Iris Education Outreach Day

Co-op Respect and Iris Prize have been working in partnership since 2016, combining Co-op’s LGBT+ colleague network with the internationally celebrated Iris Prize Film Festival, the worlds largest LGBT+ short…