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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. We  are always looking to recruit passionate staff to work in our National Support Schools and National Teaching Schools and a career with Eko has unlimited opportunity. It will give you the chance to learn across a variety of school settings and provisions.

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.

Benefits of working at Eko Trust

Network of support

As well as a competitive salary, working in an Eko Trust school means that you are always supported, whether you are a support member of staff, a 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. 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. This means we work together to share the workload. 

Continuing professional development

Eko Trust places a great emphasis on continuing professional development (CPD) and ensuring that our staff can be the best we can be to support our 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. 

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 of SEMH or autism provision.

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 and medical operations to help staff get well soon. They also provide independent counseling to our staff and their families.

Events

Eko Trust run a series of cross-trust events for our family of schools so they can build dynamic relationships that help them share expertise, learning, team building and having fun together. Past events held include an escape room adventure, Newham Monopoly (a treasure hunt in one of our boroughs) and forming a choir for the day. 

Cycle to work scheme

Eko Trust are proud to be part of the cycle to work scheme, as it is about encouraging people to make healthier and more environmentally-friendly lifestyle choices. The scheme allows you to buy the equipment you need to travel to school. You can save up to 42% on your equipment, whether you are in need of a bike to get you to and from the school, or you also need to pick up things like lights, a lock, a helmet and other kit for cycling throughout the year.

Other non-contractual benefits

To support your working day, we offer free tea and coffee to our staff and lunch is available to order in all schools.

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