The Co-operative Trust
Birmingham Special Schools Co-operative Trust
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.
Birmingham Special Schools Co-operative Trust was formed in November 2018 and is a group of special schools that subscribe to the values of:
Trust; confidentiality; open and honest discussion; an appreciation of how actions can impinge upon others; and a focus upon the workings of the Trust as a collaborative, rather than at individual school level.
The aim of the Trust is to:
Advance the education of the learners of the schools;
Advance the education of other members of the community; and
Otherwise benefit the community.
The Trust is managed at two levels – Board of Trustees, and Trust Development Group. The Board of Trustees includes the Head Teachers and Chairs of Governing Board from each school and partner academy, plus a representative from each external partner, and any additional Trustees as elected.
See our Trust website for more details of our joint working: bhamcooptrust.org.uk