Renee Flourentzou


Renee is a Trustee at ECT and currently a Director of Education at West Lea School having previously been the Head of School for the Learning for Life Campus, catering to students 14 – 25 with SEND. She established West Lea’s Supported Internship Programme which bridges the gap between education and work for students with SEN, and spearheads efforts to remove barriers to employment and tackle inequalities.

Before joining West Lea School, Renee founded and ran the charity Edmonton Community Partnership – 23 schools collaborating to raise aspirations and improve outcomes for families in disadvantaged communities. This involved thinking outside the box and going beyond standard models of education to make a difference, children were given opportunities to perform on West End stages and open the Olympic Ceremony in 2012.

She holds an MA in Child Studies from KCL, focused on children’s rights, education and child protection and a degree in English Literature.

Prior to these roles Renee went travelling before working for the Local Authority in Children’s Services pioneering enrichment and educational programmes in schools, as well as teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Renee believes all young people deserve the opportunity to flourish and if we dream big and work together as a community, we can fulfil the Trust’s collective vision and make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.