Schools Co-operative Society

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    This section contains some answers to questions about the Schools Co-operative Society that may provide the information you are looking for. We are also more than happy to help you further.

    An important part of our work is the contacts schools can make locally and regionally across our networks and there are many other Co-operative Schools that would be happy to help.

    Each region will also have its own method of making contact and answering questions and members should ensure they are in contact with their regional representative.

    If you have a general enquiry then please get in touch using the contact page on this site

We are a building our own co-operative academy trust. How can you help?

You may wish to consider one of our membership options. This provides support from a an ‘arms length’ approach to more detailed input from our Regional Network. We can help our member schools from the first planning session through creation of the trust and beyond with school improvement and back office services. Most of all you will be part of the wider co-operative family.

SCS has access to a large pool of shared knowledge and expertise, sharing good practice with others to deliver and effect sustainable change.

Membership in some of our regions provides the following benefits:

  • Helpline advice service
  • Access to regional and national  Social Network’
    • Sharing best practice and resources at all levels, easy interaction
  • Co-ordinated co-operation with others in the network through the central team
  • Co-operation training for all leaders and staff
  • Yearly conference (one free place)
  • Termly Education advisory visits
  • Job and vacancy listings
  • Access to any central shared services e.g. HR support at cost
  • Emergency support at other key or crisis moments e.g. OFSTED / sudden staff departure
  • Advice and guidance for any potential legal status change.

Note that due to the high demand on our consultants we are unable to undertake detailed work with schools who are not or who do not become SCS members. Members also commit to ensuring the quality of the Co-operative Education identity

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