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Vision and Values

At Oakwood we encourage everyone to follow the ‘Ways of Being Co-op‘.

Do what matters most

Be yourself, always

Show you care

Succeed together

The Co-op Academies Trust is committed to co-operative values and principles. The Trust expects all of its academies to have these at the core of their work. Through our values we strive to ensure children, young people and their families and staff at all levels in the Trust develop:

Self-help – so that we can help ourselves to improve and make a positive contribution to society

Self-responsibility – so that we take responsibility for, and answer to our actions

Democracy – through having a say in how we run our Trust and the academies

Equality – through ensuring that the voice of each individual can be heard

Equity – a fair and unbiased community

Solidarity – through sharing interests and common purposes for the benefit of all.

We embrace the co-operative ethical values of:

Openness – we believe in being open and sharing information and ideas to raise the outcomes of children and young people and improve their life chances

Honesty – we act in a professional and respectful manner in our dealings with everyone

Social responsibility – we maximise our impact on those in our communities while minimising our footprint on the world

Caring for others – we treat everyone as we wish to be treated ourselves, understanding that children and young people have one childhood.

Our Co-op Commitment



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