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Values and Ethos

Oldmixon Primary School


Ethos and Values




Oldmixon School is a Co-operative Trust school and as such aspires to the ethos and values of the Schools’ Co-operative Society.



Our Co-operative Values


  • Self-help
    Encouraging all within the organisation to help each other, by working together to gain mutual benefits. Helping people to help themselves.
  • Self-responsibility
    To take responsibility for, and answer to, our actions
  • Democracy
    To give our stakeholders a say in the way we run our school
  • Equality
    Equal rights and benefits according to their contribution
  • Equity
    Being fair and unbiased
  • Solidarity

     Supporting each other and those in other co-operatives.



Our Ethical Values

Consistent with the values of the founders of the Co-operative Movement,

we believe in the ethical values of:



Social responsibility

Caring for others


These values permeate all aspects of our school life.


Our principles are the way we put our values into action.

Voluntary and open membership

Democratic member control

Member economic participation

Autonomy and independence

Education, training and information

Co-operation amongst co-operatives

Concern for community