Our Co-op Commitment
At Co-op Academy Walkden, we embrace the Co-op 4 ways of being.
We are part of the Co-op Academies Trust. This is a group of academies united by the values underpinning the co-operative movement. The values are: self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.
Our sponsors work closely with us. They support us in making key decisions and in improving standards for everyone. Representatives from the Co-op are on the governing body, as well as parents/carers and staff.
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 education 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.
We show these values by working together for everyone’s benefit, and playing a full part in the community. As an ethical leader, The Co-op exists not just to serve its communities but to help them live their best lives.