LISA Nandy MP for Wigan hosted the launch of the IPPR report: ‘Citizens Schools – Learning to rebuild democracy’ by Jamie Audsley, a Clore Social Fellow.
One of the three schools that the report focuses on is St Clere’s School, a member of St Clere’s cooperative academy trust, in Stanford-le-Hope, Thurrock.
Polly Billington, PPC for Thurrock was invited to attend the launch, she said:
“It was great to see St Clere’s students like Rachael and Faizal speak confidently at the House of Commons about the success of their school. Co-operative values mean the school is not only about good exam grades – the school raises citizens who know their obligations to the community and believe in their own power to improve it. I hope more schools can adopt the values and approach of st Clere’s.
If politicians can do anything for the future prospects of our country it is to create the opportunities for cooperative schools to flourish.”