Enterprise Cooperative Trust is calling for members of the community to join its Representative Council

Enterprise Cooperative Trust is looking for individuals from the local area to join its efforts to support young people across Enfield

Enterprise Cooperative Trust (ECT), a not-for-profit foundation co-operative aiming to extend opportunities for all young people in Enfield, is calling for people from the local community to join its Representative Council.

The Representative Council’s role will be to support the efforts of ECT and ensure the provision and support provided to students, not only helps them develop as individuals, but also that the work of the Trust addresses the needs of the community. Made up of a range of individuals – from parents and carers to business owners and charity workers, the council will create a forum that discusses ideas and opinions to help support students’ educational journeys, as well as provide recommendations to Trustees.

As part of this, ECT is inviting members of the community to join its online virtual event on Wednesday 10th March 10am-11am, to learn more about the work being done by the Trust, the aims of the Representative Council and how people can get involved, to help build a community that offers life-changing opportunities to everyone, regardless of their background or ability.

Janet Leach, Chair of Enterprise Cooperative Trust, said:

“All children and young people deserve the opportunity to achieve their potential and thrive. At Enterprise Cooperative Trust we want to unlock this potential by providing opportunities and transforming the life chances of young people in Enfield.

“People work best when we come together and collaborate with one another. Enterprise Cooperative Trust is bringing together businesses, organisations and individuals from across our community to work as a collective unit and support young people. United there are no limitations to the positive impact we could have.

ECT, set up by West Lea School in Edmonton, is a partnership of like-minded schools and organisations that together provide collaborative and inclusive learning opportunities for young people across the London Borough of Enfield. Members and partners to date include West Lea School, Learning for Life Charity, London Borough of Enfield and Co-operative Schools Network.

Jon O’Connor, Enterprise Cooperative Trust Trustee and Chair of the Co-operative Schools Network, said:

“Enterprise Cooperative Trust is enabling different groups and organisations to come together and work towards an incredibly important goal – transforming the life chances of young people in Enfield.

“I am hugely excited to be part of this project which has the potential to have an enormous impact on the whole community. Young people are our future, and it is crucial, now more than ever, that we support them in the best way we can.”

If you are interested in joining the event you can request a link by emailing humanresources@westleaschool.co.uk or for more information, visit: www.enterprisecooperativetrust.org.uk

About Enterprise Cooperative Trust

Enterprise Cooperative Trust (ECT) is a not-for-profit foundation co-operative, set up to extend the opportunities for all students in Enfield by providing a holistic education which goes beyond academic achievement.

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. We want to celebrate every child, no matter their ability and encourage them to not only realise – but also fulfil – their full potential.

ECT is part of the wider co-operative movement, with members retaining autonomy, while providing additional support and extensive networks to one another to ensure children in the community receive a high-quality education with the right opportunities to help them flourish in society. As part of this, its values – Hope, Positivity, Justice and Courage – drive behaviour and promote the activity across all members and partner schools.