When you point your finger, your other fingers point back to you

I have spent twenty four hours with colleagues and children working in co-operative schools and it has been a wonderful experience.

To summarise what co-operative values mean, on my last leg at Beaufort Co-operative Academy near Gloucester, I asked the one hundred or so people present to point at the headteacher. That’s probably what it feels like most days as a head, or as any teacher, but my point was to do more than this – it was to share an old saying from co-operatives in Bulgaria:

When you point your finger at someone else, your other fingers point back to you.

The values of co-operation are rooted in self help and mutual aid, meaning that you can look to others to help you. But only if you also take responsibility to help yourself.

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