The governing body of Thompson Primary School has recently elected to change school category, from a Foundation School to an Academy with charitable trust status.
We want to build upon the good work the school has accomplished over the last few years.
Our model as an opportunity to:
The “Co-operative School Trust” model enables schools to set themselves up as co-operatives, following co-operative values and principles.
Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in their ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.
The ethos of the Schools in The Acorn Alliance align well with co-operative values and principles of the co-operative movement.
As co-operative trust schools we are able to become members of the Schools Co-operative Society (SCS). SCS is the fastest growing network of schools across England and is itself a co-operative of co-operative schools. Being part of a national cooperative schools organisation will be of great assistance as we try to navigate our schools through the rapidly changing educational landscape facing all mainstream schools. We will also be able to participate in a strong international network of co-operative schools.
In each school, the following will stay the same…