Co-operative Academies Trust
Manchester, United Kingdom
About Co-operative Academies Trust
Captivating minds through co-operation
The Co-operative Academies Trust is a group of schools in Manchester, Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent, sponsored by the Co-operative Group a unique member-owned business with stores and branches across the UK whose commitment to education goes back over 170 years.
We aim to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community.
Our mission as a Trust is for all our children and young people to:
- Be well educated and able to participate as active and thoughtful members of present and future society
- Be taught by motivated, knowledgeable and skilful teachers, who have passion for their work and the highest aspirations for their own and their pupils’ development
- Understand and appreciate the principles of co-operation, the related values that include self help, self responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity, and how a co-operative approach can make life fairer for all in the modern world.
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 are up for these challenges; 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.
In return, 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. Each academy runs its own programme of staff development activities, and there are also opportunities for staff to develop through collaborative working across the Trust through subject networks, and to benefit from development opportunities offered by our sponsor.