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 of the co-operative movement. We follow the Co-op Ways of Being, a formula that helps us stay true to ourselves.
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.
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.
The Co-operative Group
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 has a clear purpose of “championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities”. It is owned and governed by its members and membership is open to everyone who shares the Co-op values and principles. The Co-op’s values shape our own Academy Vision and Values and are a part of everything we do here at Nightingale.
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.