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Director’s Letter | March 2019

As we head towards a rather bizarre Easter holiday period with some academies having the two weeks before the festival and some nearly two weeks after, I thought I would…

Director's Letter
Director’s Letter | March 2019

Co-op move marks new era in post-16 education

A new era in sixth form education began today when the Co-op Academies Trust officially adopted the Connell Sixth Form College in East Manchester. For the first time, from September,…

Co-op move marks new era in post-16 education

Director’s Letter | February 2019

As you know, I have decided to stand down as CEO of the Trust at the end of August 2019. I will have been in post six years at that…

Director's Letter
Director’s Letter | February 2019

“Grime gave me a voice.” Year 11 students lecture their teachers in a public speaking showcase

On Thursday 17 January, Year 11 students took to the stage to deliver entertaining and informative lectures to an audience of their parents, teachers and peers.

English, Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music), Humanities (History/Geography & RE), ICT/Computer Science/Business Studies, Maths, PE, Science, Technology
“Grime gave me a voice.” Year 11 students lecture their teachers in a public speaking showcase

Co-op Academies Trust Appoints New CEO

The Co-op Academies Trust has appointed Chris Tomlinson, Regional Director (Secondary), for Harris Federation as its new Chief Executive Officer. Chris will take up the position with the Co-op, which…

Co-op Academies Trust Appoints New CEO

Co-op Academies Trust one of the best for disadvantaged children for the fifth year

A highly respected independent report has again highlighted the strong work Co-op Academies Trust is doing in the economically challenging areas in which it operates. The influential Sutton Trust’s annual…

Co-op Academies Trust one of the best for disadvantaged children for the fifth year

Director’s Letter | December 2018

It’s been a very busy few weeks on a personal level, so much so that I have only eaten three mince pies! More to come I’m sure but before I…

Director's Letter
Director’s Letter | December 2018

Workload is on the agenda again, here’s what we’ve done so far!

In summer 2016, we decided to try and address a growing perception that staff workloads were increasingly challenging and were likely to lead to additional stress, anxiety and eventually colleagues…

Workload is on the agenda again, here’s what we’ve done so far!

Growth plans on track as three more academies join

Co-op Academies Trust, which sees three new schools join today, is on course to achieve its ambition of operating up to 40 academies across the north of England by 2022….

Growth plans on track as three more academies join

Parkland Primary becomes latest school in Bradford to join Trust

Parkland Primary School today became the latest Bradford school to join an academies trust run by one of the UK’s biggest businesses. The school has joined the Co-op Academies Trust…

Parkland Primary becomes latest school in Bradford to join Trust