Schools Co-operative Society

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    The Schools Co-operative Society and representatives from the wider SCS Network will post news and events below.

    An important part of our work is the contacts schools can make locally and regionally across our networks.

    Each region will also have its own method of keeping members up to date including newsletters and email contact and members should ensure they are in contact with their regional representative.

    We will also respond to key national news events and government policy by posting a news item in this area

New Chief Executive

The SCS Board has appointed Colin Wilkes as their Chief Executive Officer from 16 January 2017.

Previously Colin was the national lead on academies development for SCS and the Co-operative College, where he was an Associate working on the development of co-operative schools from early in their inception. He serves as a Trustee for schools in the Midlands, the North-East, and the South-West.

Before joining the co-operative sector in 2010, Colin worked in senior posts in local government, most recently in major capital programmes, school organisation and strategic change. During his local government career, his experience in these fields, and in purchasing and supply, led him into a number of short advisory roles for the DfE and for the Local Government Association.  

 He has served periods of elected office in the Midcounties Co-operative Society and The Co-operative Group.

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