Our Representative Council

At ECT, our mission is to support all children and young people to become active and happy citizens. To achieve this, we want to provide them with the skills they need to enter the world of work, engage in meaningful activities and to live as independently as possible. 

As part of the cooperative movement, representatives – including parents, teachers, local people and employers – are invited to become “members” of our council, which holds the Trust to account and ensures it addresses the needs of the community it serves.

ECT’s representative council is made up of a range of individuals from the community. They discuss how we can best support our students’ educational journeys – both in school and beyond. The group will provide recommendations to our Trustees, including in relation to the role of ECT in the community.

Inviting and listening to a representative group of voices is helping us adapt and evolve teaching and learning approaches within ECT and our schools. The council group, ensure these plans and processes are put in place and leads to successful outcomes. 

The aims of our representative council are:

  • To meet on a regular basis to drive community engagement equip students with real-world skills and expand opportunities to help young people flourish
  • To listen to the people of Enfield and understand the needs of employers, and society as a whole
  • To provide an opportunity for ECT to build a close relationship with the community, updating it on progress and new initiatives

Current representative council members include:

Dr. Dhruv Rastogi

Chief Medical Information Officer and Children’s doctor, NHS

Emma Rigby

Journalist, Love Your Doorstep

Susan Tripp

ECT Trustee

Janet Leach

Chair, ECT

Renee Florentzou

Director of Education, West Lea School

Paul Quinn

CEO, West Lea School

Sophie Castell

Director of Customer Engagement, Royal National Institute of Blind People

Celeste Fay

Head, Orchardside School

Gail Weir

Head, Waverley School

Pritam Vic

Deputy Head, Chace Community college

Carl Boyd

Head of Quality and Compliance, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

We are always on the lookout for more individuals to join our council! If you share our vision of supporting the community and are interested in joining, or would like more information, please get in touch by contacting: pquinn@enterprisecooperativetrust.org.uk