Our Co-op Commitment
We are proud to be a part of the Co-op Academies Trust, a group of academies united by the values underpinning the co-operative movement; self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.
Co-op Academies are changing the lives of young people in the north of England. We work together to support the school in making key decisions and in improving standards for the students. Representatives of the Co-op sit alongside parents/carers, staff and other members of our governing body.
What makes our Trust unique is that we are sponsored by the Co-op Group. That close relationship means that we benefit from all of the business expertise that has seen the Co-op grow to one of the most respected, successful businesses in the country.
The Co-op’s commitment to education is nothing new, when the co-operative movement started in the mid-nineteenth century, it provided educational activities for members and their families. To this day, education is one of the underpinning principles of the movement globally.
The Co-op has a clear purpose. A stronger Co-op means stronger communities. It is owned and governed by its members and membership is open to everyone who shares the Co-op values and principles. The Co-op’s values shape our own vision and values and are a part of everything we do here at Beckfield.
We model our own behaviour around the Ways of Being.
We show these values by working together for everyone’s benefit, and playing a full part in the community. Built on the same principles as all co-operatives across the world, we work with academies to empower teachers and young people to work together for a better education and a better community.