Working in a Co-op Academy

Working in a Co-op Academy

Each of our academies are located in challenging areas, and we know that this presents a different set of issues compared to other schools. It’s true that working in an inner-city school is demanding at times, but many of the children we teach face considerable challenges every day.


Education is really important to us, and our job is to share the joy of learning with them. Dealing with the consequences of poverty and disadvantage is difficult, but also hugely rewarding. Our academies give staff the opportunity to gain a huge amount of personal and professional satisfaction in seeing the difference that their work can make.


We believe that it is the staff in our academies that drive improvement on a day-to-day basis, and we are looking for colleagues who want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with; who want to challenge the consequences of poverty and disadvantage through education; who are committed to their own professional development and who want to be outstanding teachers, classroom assistants, administrators, leaders, and support workers across a wide range of roles in our academies.


The support to succeed and progress


Each academy runs its own programme of staff development activities, which include personalised induction plans, mentoring & support for NQTs, continuing professional development, and leadership development. In addition, there are opportunities for staff to develop through collaborative working across the Trust and subject networks, and to benefit from development opportunities offered by our sponsor, such as mentoring for leaders. As well as this, we have developed a leadership programme, which leads to a Masters qualification as well as the highly regarded Co-op Senior Leaders in Education programme that develops future leaders.