We have developed a number of SCS sponsored Academy Trusts across the country including Gloucestershire, Yorkshire and the Eastern Region. We also work closely with many established Co-operative Academy Groups.
We are very pleased to announce that our Eastern Region Office has recently been approved as a suitable sponsor for academy schools via a regional Multi Academy Trust. This will enable us to bring develop a co-operative academy structure with Values and Principles at the heart. If you are interested in finding out more as either as a school or education professional we are more than happy to hear from you to discuss things further.
We can also offer support in building your own Co-operative Academy Trust including full support during the process and in the longer term. There are also existing co-operative multi-academy trusts in many areas that we work with and we are happy to signpost schools.
The co-operative approach to academies is unique in its core values of democracy, equality and solidarity and its strength is found in a network of schools who fully embrace co-operative education in their ways of working.
There is no need to rush into the academy model for existing co-operative foundation trust schools. We are building further MAT structures for schools who may want or need an alternative option, however strong co-operative partnerships are the key, no matter what legal form they take.