Chase Co-operative Learning Trust


In March 2013, Redhill joined the Chase Cooperative Learning Trust.

This means that our status is a Foundation School, maintained by Staffordshire County Council.
The values of the Cooperative movement were a key factor in this decision. Prior to 2013, Redhill was a maintained Community School, the governors and community wished to keep good values at the heart of our ethos.

The other school in our trust is Moorhill Primary School. The schools work together to plan events for staff and students benefit. For example, an area of expertise in one school can be shared across the cluster  - Moorhill’s Maths Mastery Teacher Supports both schools as does Redhill’s English specialist and moderator.
Another example are the inter school sports competitions throughout the year.
The trust is also made up of key partners who also contribute to school improvement.

At the Trust Board meeting on 23rd September the Board supported the governors of Redhill with their decision to explore academisation with the Shaw Education Trust. Home - Shaw Education ( 

Consultation is ongoing. The headteacher board meets in November & then the RSC will make a decision with advice from the headteacher board.

Co-operative Values

  • Self help
  • Self responsibility
  • Democracy
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Solidarity
  • Honesty
  • Openness
  • Social responsibility
  • Caring for others

How does the Trust support the schools?

The Trust works alongside a local informal collaboration of infant, junior, primary, secondary & special schools as well as its partners. The schools work together to improve outcomes for children through activities such as:

  • Joint sporting activities
  • Moderation activities for teachers to compare expectations & standards in different subjects
  • Support for subject leaders
  • Special Education Needs Cluster Meetings
  • Bursar Support Meetings
  • Chair of Governor Cluster Meetings
  • Headteacher Meetings
  • Attendance & Behaviour Support Meetings
  • Joint staff meetings
  • Well-being evenings for staff from all schools
  • Shared Continued Professional Development
  • Sharing of staff for coaching reasons
  • Peer Review

and in most recent times some of the local schools have met to discuss our Recovery of Education Plans within the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Trust Community Project

We have successfully received a lottery bid to develop an area of our site into a Community Garden. We are being supported by Hettie from Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles to develop this area with a designer.

Headteacher Mrs Banks said “The land where the old school once stood will finally be rejuvenated, something we have wished to achieve for many years. It is thanks to all National Lottery players, the passion of our community and the determination of Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, that this dream is now a reality.”


Chase Co-operative Partners

  • Cannock Chase District Council
  • Cannock Chase High School
  • Moorhill Primary School
  • Progressive Sports
  • Redhill Primary School
  • Staffordshire Local Authority
  • Staffordshire University Academy
  • South Staffs College
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