Schools Co-operative Society

  • Co-operative Values and Principles

    Co-operative Schools and other educational co-operatives are part of the UK Co-operative Movement. There are over a 1000 independent co-operatives in the UK, operating in a wide range of different sectors, but all sharing the same Values and Principles

    Co-operative Schools are about developing a balanced set of values that will help young people become the good citizens our society needs.

    The Values and Principles we have adopted are internationally agreed and used by Co-operatives across the world.

    Membership of SCS is open to any school or educational co-operative as long as they share our values and principles. Our members use these values in their own organisation and work with other SCS members for everyone’s benefit.

Our Co-operative Values

  • Self-help
    Encouraging all within the organisation to help each other, by working together to gain mutual benefits. Helping people to help themselves.
  • Self-responsibility
    To take responsibility for, and answer to, our actions
  • Democracy
    To give our stakeholders a say in the way we run our school
  • Equality
    Equal rights and benefits according to their contribution
  • Equity
    Being fair and unbiased
  • Solidarity
    Supporting each other and those in other co-operatives.

 

Our Ethical Values

Consistent with the values of the founders of the Co-operative Movement, we believe in the ethical values of:

  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Social responsibility
  • Caring for others

 

Our principles are the way we put our values into action

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member economic participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training and information
  • Co-operation amongst co-operatives
  • Concern for community

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