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The multi-academy trust model

This partnership model combines our programme, resources, training, and events with teacher-led in-school sessions. In this way, young people benefit from our expertise in skills development and youth-led social action, whilst teachers and schools have the freedom to adapt the programme in a way that best suits the needs of their students.

The 13-week programme comprises of 3 cross-school events and 10 in-school weekly sessions. Cross-school events not only provide an exciting opportunity to build cohesion and connection across schools within the Trust, but allow young people to learn from and be inspired by their peers.

Does it work?

87% of young people believe participating in the programme helped them improve their essential skills.

88% of participants would recommend the programme to another student.

91% of young people want to continue involvement in social action after participating in the programme.

The Co-op Academies Trust

With the support and funding of the Co-op Foundation, we designed and delivered a bespoke multi-academy trust (MAT) model. This three-year youth-led social action programme was piloted in 10 Co-op Multi Academies Trust schools.

Teams of year 8 students from Co-op Academies across the North-West of England worked to produce their own social action project, tackling an issue they face in their school.

Interested in our MAT model?

Some words from...

The Envision programme has been a significant success within our academy. Giving our young people a voice and empowering them with the skills to change their environment has seen them emerge as leaders within their year group.

Luke Baldwin
Head of Year 8
Co-op Academy Stoke-on-Trent

Some words from...

The Envision programme has been a significant success within our academy. Giving our young people a voice and empowering them with the skills to change their environment has seen them emerge as leaders within their year group.

Luke Baldwin
Head of Year 8

Some words from...

Envision was perfect for Co-op Academies Trust as it is about tackling a key issue within the community where the school is based. The innovative and creative projects led by our brilliant students had real positive impact and it was great to see how passionate they felt about key issues.

Dr Chris Tomlinson
CEO
Co-op Academies Trust

Some words from...

Envision was perfect for Co-op Academies Trust as it is about tackling a key issue within the community where the school is based. The innovative and creative projects led by our brilliant students had real positive impact and it was great to see how passionate they felt about key issues.

Dr Chris Tomlinson
CEO

Some words from...

We have been working with Envision for the past 3 years and our students have gained so much experience and confidence from the relationship. Envision is fantastic value for money!

Mike Murray
Assistant Headteacher
Four Dwellings Academy

Some words from...

We have been working with Envision for the past 3 years and our students have gained so much experience and confidence from the relationship. Envision is fantastic value for money!

Mike Murray
Assistant Headteacher

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