Our Values

Co-operative values

All Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, equality, equity, democracy and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

As a Learning Co-operative we are committed to developing the co-­operative values. By Sowing the SEEDS we can nurture our learners to build their life skills to make the most of what the world can offer them.

Co-operative Schools – where values make a difference

This short animated film brings to life the ways values are embedded in co-operative schools, following students Rocky and Ravi (and their dog!) as they show the difference adopting a co-operative structure, and becoming part of a worldwide family of co-operatives, has made to their school.

In the animation, Rocky and Ravi, who are student members of their co-operative school, explain how co-operative schools are co-operatively owned and controlled by their members, including parents / carers, staff, students at the school and members of the local community.