Thameside Primary School is a partner in the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. We believe that all pupils in this community should be able to achieve their full potential through good and outstanding teaching and learning based on the Co-operative values. All pupils, parents, staff and other stakeholders are therefore encouraged to contribute to the school as an autonomous learning community. Thameside Primary School’s ethos is based on the Co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and sharing a sense of collective responsibility for supporting each other.
In a Co-operative people help each other whilst helping themselves by working together for mutual benefit.
Individuals within Co-operatives act responsibly and play a full part in the organisation.
A Co-operative will be structured so that members have control over the organisation – one member, one vote.
Each member will have equal rights and benefits (according to their contribution).
Members will be treated justly and fairly.
Members will support each other, their communities and other co-operatives.
Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a company registered at Companies House, Cardiff. Company type: Private Limited Company by guarantee without share capital use of 'Limited' exemption Company Registration Number: 07703865 Registered Address: St Clere’s School, Butts Lane, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, United Kingdom SS17 0NW
In November 2014 the British Values published guidance on promoting British Values in schools, to ensure pupils leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
At Thameside, we have worked to link the British Values with our own
Co-operative values, making them part of our everyday school life.
Click the document to see a detailed analysis of the way in which we teach and uphold the British Values at our school.