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Eko Trust

Kaizen was a founding school of Eko Trust, working with Eleanor Smith School and Gainsborough Primary School to form Eko on the 1st November 2016.
The three governing bodies wanted to develop a group of schools that worked together well, building on each school’s strengths; to learn from and challenge each other to create world class centres of education. 
The governing bodies wanted to ensure that the schools continued to serve the communities; to make sure that inclusion remained at the heart of practice and that staff and children had great opportunities.  Eko Trust has the ambition to grow, to work with schools that want to learn and have skills and expertise to offer as well as those that want to learn and have challenges to solve.
Earlham Primary School, Eko Pathways, Pathways School, Rushmere Hall Primary School, Hackney New Primary School and Gainsborough Primary School joined Eko Trust and it has been great to see the many things they have to offer and continue to grow with them.

Come and have a chat about Eko if you have any questions.

For more information please visit ekotrust.org.uk   

Our Vision - What We Will Achieve

Every member of our community is empowered to learn, to be ambitious and to be resilient


Vitality, Optimism, Integrity, Courage, Equity

Our Mission

  • We collaborate to achieve world class outcomes for our children, young people and  families
  • We develop flexible, innovative approaches to learning to  build our centres of excellence
  • We invest in high quality support and development  across diverse schools
  • We support and  challenge each other in an inclusive environment


We are:

  • open to learn from each other.
  • thoughtful and inspiring.
  • understanding of each other’s strengths, weaknesses, background and motivations.
  • trustworthy and loyal to the team.
  • respectful when challenging.
  • resilient when challenged.
  • clear and honest and have the courage to disagree.

We do:

  • Have the highest professional standards and celebrate our achievements.
  • Look after ourselves amd each others wellbeing.
  • Accept there will be challenges and give each other space and time.
  • Listen and respect each other.
  • Support opinions with facts and evidence.
  • Express gratitude.
  • Deliver in an accurate, timely and cost effective way.
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