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Why Work for Eko

We are a successful, growing family of good and outstanding schools that collaborate to learn to deliver the best educational outcomes for our children. Every day in our schools gives you the opportunity to shape young minds, support and witness young peoples’ achievements, and work in a dynamic and diverse role that makes a real difference. 

We welcome the opportunity to recruit passionate staff who will work on national programmes with our partners and across our schools. A position at Eko Trust offers unlimited opportunities, providing you with the chance to gain valuable experience in different school settings. 

We support our staff with their continuous professional development, from coaching to mentoring to training, as we believe that the more we invest in our staff, the more successful we are as a family of schools. 


Support Network

As well as a competitive salary, working in an Eko Trust school means that you are always supported, whether you are a member of support staff, an NQT, QT, or Head. There is always a wealth of knowledge and a network of people on the same journey as you, working to the same goals, with a range of different skill sets, that you can access whenever you need to.  

Being part of our Eko Trust family of schools means you are never on your own. We celebrate that we are all part of a team with a shared purpose of providing excellent learning for the children at our schools and making a positive impact on children’s lives. Our staff work in teams across schools in areas such as safeguarding, assessment and teaching to conduct case reviews, and always support each other to look at alternative ways of delivery.  

Professional Development

Eko Trust prioritizes ongoing professional development (CPD), and we are dedicated to empowering our staff to reach their highest potential in order to effectively support the children and the communities they come from. This is why we offer a vast range of CPD opportunities, including: 

  •  1-2-1 sessions with more experienced staff, as well as access to coaching and a leadership development programme 
  • Regular coaching: at least 3 supportive appraisal meetings a year with your manager where you can discuss your skills development, wellbeing, and career aspirations  
  • A range of formal and informal options, including workshops, conferences, and online courses, tailored to teaching and support staff alike  
  • Workshops and training sessions provided by the executive team 

Staff also have the opportunity to work in our other schools or shadow staff from our family of schools. This is a great way to share best practice and see different learning and teaching styles, including SEMH or autism provision. 


Family-Friendly Policies

The Trust offers flexible working to encourage staff to have a better work-life balance, including part-time hours, term-time-only working and job shares, and we offer generous policies and entitlements in respect of Maternity, Paternity and Adoption.


Eko Trust runs a series of cross-trust events for our family of schools to help staff build dynamic relationships, share expertise, build great teams, and learn and have fun together. Past events include an escape room adventure, Newham Monopoly (a treasure hunt in one of our boroughs), and forming a choir for the day.

Wellbeing Programme

Staff wellbeing is instrumental to our success, and that’s why we provide non-contractual benefits such as the Schools Advisory Service (SAS). They offer wellbeing and medical support, including annual nurse visits to the school, fast-tracked GP appointments, access to physiotherapy to help staff get well soon. They also provide independent counselling to our staff.  

Our Wellbeing Policy focuses on changes to workplace practices and culture to support the well-being of our staff and to make our Trust an excellent place to work.  

Our Occupational health service is a confidential service for all our staff, offering advice on personal health, safety and welfare at work. Our regular staff survey helps school leaders to understand their teams, their motivations and how to ensure that all employees feel valued.

Financial Benefits

We at least match or exceed national pay and conditions with the education sector and meet or exceed national standards in our sick pay, maternity & paternity pay. All staff are auto-enrolled into either the defined benefit Local Government Pension Scheme or the Teachers' Pension Scheme. These schemes include a generous employer contribution. If this isn’t right for you right now, you can opt out of the scheme at any time. 

Our Employee Benefits Platform allows all staff to access a range of products and services at reduced rates as well as discounts from a huge range of retailers and we offer a cycle-to-work scheme: saving you money on commuting while making eco-friendly choices.