We’re innovating and improving Enfield’s educational settings, ensuring every young person has a great place to learn.
At ECT, we recognise that there is always more that can be done; and working together as a collective will help us achieve this. This doesn’t just mean improving academic outcomes either. This is of course important, but it’s not enough on its own. We want to put every child at the centre and look at how we can improve every opportunity and outcome for young people to make sure they have the right skills, knowledge and relationships needed to thrive.
We will work together with our partner schools to assess the resources, skills and activities available, and will offer these to all our students and staff so that they can benefit from a whole host of opportunities.
For example, our recent partnership with Laurel Park School now means that students from both schools (as well as other partner schools) can meet, mix and learn about one another. This helps us create an even more inclusive and welcoming community, celebrating all differences regardless of who they are or where they come from. They will also be able to share classroom space and make use of all the different resources offered, for example, food tech and science labs – meaning that children will be exposed to even more opportunities both in school and in the community. This helps them to become well-rounded citizens who understand the valuable role they can play in society.
As a Trust, we are committed to promoting, advocating for and providing (where appropriate) practical support in improving our offer to the children and young people we serve, using our cooperative values as the foundation stones for action:
Our schools each have their own unique problems and challenges, but in the same way, have their own unique strengths and successes. As a collective, we understand we don’t have all the answers, but we encourage everyone to reach out for help when needed. Together we can share experiences (good and bad), expertise, ways of working and ultimately find the answers.
We encourage a culture where we each take responsibility for playing our part in improving the life chances of our children and young people. Every member and partner of the Trust can (and must) work strategically, operationally and for the good of the collective.
All members of the Trust are equal and decisions are made on a democratic basis. The community will be heard through our Representative Council, which will inform improvement priorities, and what ‘school improvement’ means for our schools and community.
The opportunities we secure are offered fairly and with equality in mind. We recognise the importance of representation and ensuring a diverse group of young people benefit from our work.
We believe in fairness and creating a community where children and young people, no matter their background or lack of resources (financial or otherwise) can not only realise – but also fulfil – their full potential. Innovation is key here, as standard ways of working can often leave the most vulnerable behind. Improvement is for all, not the privileged few.
Fundamentally, together we are stronger and together we can achieve more. How we improve, how successful we become, how we are perceived and recognised locally and nationally, will be based on the fundamental principle that we stand shoulder-to-shoulder. We are a collective, united in vision, values, mission and an un-wavering desire to build a life changing community.
We live out these values by adhering to the principles of high performing organisations:
- Harness innovation for the benefit of our students and subsequently, the community.
- Put our young people at the heart of what we do.
- Develop economic opportunities that enable our young people to flourish.
- Engage in new alliances – with a focus on the good of our young people.
- Be performance-driven in everything – get a job and a life partner.
- Ensure quality through the practice of superior governance.