The Co-operative Trust
Co-operative Trust statement regarding current Co-vid Crisis (May 2020)
We are proud to be part of the Birmingham Special School Trust. The Trust Schools are all open to those students of key workers and our most vulnerable.
All the Trust Schools are responding to emerging needs and are committed to supporting our students and families at this difficult time for us all. We all provide home learning and regular contact with families.
We are keeping up to date with Department for Education guidance and responding quickly to guidance.
We thank all our families for their support.
Fox Hollies, along with Baskerville, Dame Ellen Pinsent, Hamilton, Longwill and The Pines special schools are members of the Birmingham Special Schools Co-operative Trust. This means that as a foundation trust school, we remain part of the Birmingham Local Authority family of maintained schools, but we are supported by our charitable Trust which has been set up to help the drive for improved standards within schools, in particular, through engaging with the wider community.
Our trust partners are Wilson Stuart, a special school academy, as well as University College Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Hays and the co-operative movement currently represented by the Schools Co-operative Society.
Key aims for our Trust are to:
Ensure world class special education for the pupils and learners of Trust schools
Further improve outcomes for all our learners in all our member schools with a strengthened focus on school-to-school self-improvement
Further an inclusive philosophy within the city and region for the benefit of Trust schools and partners and the learners of the city with SEN
Strengthen our ability to work collaboratively and co-operatively to enable our schools to grow, develop and improve together
Formalise and further develop arrangements already in place for joint working
Develop further the skills and expertise of staff across the schools
Further share resources and skills across the schools
Further increase levels of aspiration across our schools and the wider community thereby impacting positively upon achievement.