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Atlantic Cooperative Trust 

The schools within the Flying Start Federation as from 1 January 2017 are foundation members of the ACCT and we have been working with our Foundation and Partner Schools : Appledore Primary,  Instow Primary, Northam Federation, St Georges' Infant Northam, St Margarets' Junior Northam, St Mary’s Primary Bideford and Woolsery Primary.

 So far this year the trust has provided the children with opportunities for school council children to take part in an Anti-Bullying workshop and for children to take part in Socrates enrichment workshops. 

Our teachers have been able to spend time with other trust teachers moderating and sharing literacy and numeracy work. 

Our Trust partners are the University of St Mark and St John, Mole Valley Farmers, the Atlantic Racquet Centre, RHS Rosemoor, Devon County Council and the Diocese of Exeter.

As a member of a Co-operative Trust, our work is underpinned by the Co-operative Values and Ethics

Values: Democracy, Equality, Equity, Solidarity, Self- help & self – responsibility

Ethics: Openness Honesty Social responsibility Caring for Others

 Membership to the Atlantic Coast Co-operative Trust

We are currently working as a Trust to develop a strong membership based on our family members , parents and carers , our learners , our staff and governance team and our local community groups and individuals who work with our schools.

 

Membership is free; it requires no time commitment from you – other than the freedom to offer your opinion. Membership gives people a say, a voice and a feeling of ownership and we hope that you will all be happy to be seen as members of the school cooperative trust.

We will be developing a package of membership benefits in the coming twelve months and hope that you will help us to become a thriving cooperative

 

 We do not hold personal data on parents/ carers / family members and where there is data or details held within the school on staff and governors or community organisations then all data is held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any objections to cooperative membership , please do let us know.

 

If you want to become more involved however, then we would be happy to talk to you about a role within the “Soon To Be Established” Members Forum. The Forum will be convened in late 2016 and its representative Trustee will work with the ACCT Trust, shaping policies and keeping a watchful eye on progress.