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Welcome to Enterprise Cooperative Trust

Enterprise Cooperative Trust is a not-for-profit foundation co-operative, set up by West Lea School, to provide all children in Enfield with opportunities and skills that set them up for lifelong success.

The Trust is a partnership made up of like-minded schools and organisations with a collective vision to improve education and life opportunities for all children and young people in the local community. While ECT supports all children in Enfield, there is a key focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable children to help improve their future prospects.

We want to celebrate every child, no matter their ability, and encourage them to not only realise – but also fulfil – their full potential. This includes working together to create the strongest offer and improve the opportunities within Enfield and beyond.

We believe that, despite the challenges we may face, together ECT has the ability to go beyond standard ways of working and build a life changing community.

From education-related opportunities and work and life experiences to staff development and resource sharing, we want to make sure students can gain practical skills and understand the valuable role they can play in the community.

Message from the Chair

Across the UK and prominently across Enfield, we experience long-standing challenges around inequality, which were only exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19. It is our mission to eradicate these inequalities and ensure every child has access to the education and life opportunities that they deserve. Enterprise Cooperative Trust was set up to do exactly that.  

Run by a group of very passionate, and experienced people, we know how important the role of young people is in shaping our future and supporting organisations, communities and society. We all hold the potential, and so it is our duty to provide them with the opportunities to discover themselves, their self-belief and their capabilities. As a collective, we want to inspire young people and provide access to the chances they deserve to become the very best version of themselves.

From businesses and schools to local authorities and charities, it is only when we work together that we will ensure every young person - in Enfield and beyond – can succeed. 
Janet Leach
Chair - Enterprise Cooperative Trust

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