What is the Schools Co-operative Society?
SCS is the apex body of the educational co-operative sector.
We co-ordinate, support and give a voice to the 100s of Co-operative Trusts and Co-operative Academies across the UK
As with all co-operatives we are owned and democratically run by our members, in our case the 100s of co-operative schools and other educational co-operatives across the country,
The Co-operative movement has operated for over 160 years across a large number of fields, from finance to farming and retail. Over the last ten years a revolution in the way schools can operate and be organised has allowed the creation of an entirely new sector of the UK Co-operative Movement. The educational co-operative sector is now playing a major role in the school education system of the country and SCS has been created to help co-ordinate the sector.
Just as the co-operative way of running a business, or association, presents an alternative to the more traditional 'plc' approach, Co-operative Schools offer an alternative way of educating our children.
Co-operative Schools put the community and needs of the stakeholders at the centre of the educational process.