What sort of school are we?
We are a Foundation school with a Co-operative Trust.
The name of the trust is “Chipping Sodbury School Co-operative Trust”.
What does the trust do?
The “Chipping Sodbury School Co-operative Trust” partner organisations work in partnership and collaboration with the school.
What are the key aims of the trust?
The key aims of the trust are:
- to help accelerate and sustain the progress towards higher attainment and achievement
- to raise students’ aspirations and open their eyes to the vast array of opportunities in the modern world by further developing a stronger collaborative approach which draws on a rich range of partnerships in the community
- to develop our curriculum through co-operative learning and the use of new technologies, thereby enriching the learning experience of all students
- to develop an outstanding learning environment equipped and fit for the 21st century.
- to build an effective, coherent and inspiring learning journey for all Chipping Sodbury School students – with transition from primary schools to Higher Education and highly skilled jobs.
- to enable closer, collaborative working with the community and other partners.
- to empower young people to fully engage in the leadership and development of their school and local community.
What does this mean for our students?
As a school we support the Co-operative values, students are explicitly taught about them and how to apply them to their daily life:
Self-help – we help people to help themselves
Self-responsibility – we take responsibility for, and answer to our actions
Democracy – we give our staff and students a say in how we run our school
Equality – all voices are treated the same
Equity – we carry out our business of teaching in a way that is fair and unbiased
Solidarity – we share interests and common purposes with our members and other Co-operatives.