Tavistock Cooperative Trust

Members of Trust include:
The University of St Mark and St John
Tavistock Chamber of Commerce
The Co-operative College
Tavistock College
Bere Alston Primary School
Horrabridge Community Primary School
Princetown Community Primary School
Tavistock Community Primary and Nursery School
Whitchurch Community Primary School
Our partner schools include:
Lady Modiford’s C of E Primary School
Meavy C of E Primary School
St Peter’s C of E Junior School
St Rumon’s C of E Infant School
Lifton Community Primary School 
Vision and Values 
  • We have high expectations that all children and young people are challenged and rewarded.
  • Our schools are safe and nurturing places where all are respected and cared for.
  • Creative and inspiring learning environments are created where all children and young people enjoy their learning and develop skills for the future.
  • We listen and respond to what children and young people have to say and engage them in the leadership and direction of the school community.
  • We develop trust and responsibility across the whole community.
  • We create enriching partnerships locally, nationally and internationally.
  • We work with the wider community to raise aspirations, self belief and educational attainment
Our Vision for the Trust
As a group of schools we have worked co-operatively for some time as part of the Tavistock Area Learning Community (TALC). We are now in a position to make that arrangement more formal by becoming part of the Tavistock Co-operative Learning Trust.
We will:
  • Be an inspiring community of learners, in and beyond the Tavistock area.
  • Provide the very best teaching and learning opportunities for our children and young people.
  • Aspire to raise achievement to the highest levels and challenge everyone to achieve their full potential.
  • Work closely with the community to help raise aspiration and contribute fully to the life of the community.
  • Draw on the inspirational context of our many innovative local businesses, entrepreneurs, futuristic thinkers, academics and the strength and experiences of the diverse family of schools.
  • Transform the life-chances of every child and young person that passes through our schools, and to have a lasting impact upon the wider community as well.
Co-operative Values and Principles 
  • The ethos of the participating schools aligns very well with co-operative values and principles of the co-operative movement (see Appendix C).
  • Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in their ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.
  • Co-operatives’ principles are voluntary and open membership; democratic member- control; member economic participation; autonomy and independence; education, training and information; co-operation among co-operatives; concern for community.
  • These values and principles will underpin the work of the Trust and we believe will contribute to strengthening our schools and their links with the local community.