Our Co-op Commitment

We are proud to be a part of the Co-op Academies Trust, a group of academies united by the values underpinning the co-operative movement; self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.

What makes our Trust unique is that we are sponsored by the Co-op Group. That close relationship means that we benefit from all of the business expertise that has seen the Co-op grow to one of the most respected, successful businesses in the country.

We work together to support the Academy in making key decisions and in improving standards for the students in the academy. Representatives of the Co-op sit alongside parents/carers, staff and other members of our governing body.

The Co-op’s commitment to education is nothing new, when the co-operative movement started in the mid-nineteenth century, it provided educational activities for members and their families. To this day, education is one of the underpinning principles of the movement globally.

The Co-op is owned and governed by its members and membership is open to everyone who shares the Co-op values and principles. The Co-op has a clear purpose of “championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities”. They are using this same approach to education, using their values to help young people in the North of England get the best education they can.  The Co-op’s values shape our own Academy Vision and Values and are a part of everything we do here at Brownhill.

We show these values by working together for everyone’s benefit and playing a full part in the community. Through a great education, we are changing the lives of young people across the north of England. Built on the same principles as all co-operatives across the world, we work with academies to empower teachers and young people to work together for a better education and a better community.

More information about the Co-op Academies Trust.