We believe that investing in our staff is essential for us to achieve the best outcomes for our pupils, keep our staff motivated and excited about their work and ensure that our practice remains cutting edge.
We offer all staff a variety of professional development pathways and opportunities; all members of Eko are encouraged to develop their expertise and are provided with high quality professional development for their specific roles. All staff attend the Trust’s development days; previous inspirational speakers have included Michael Rosen, who continues to work with Eko.
Staff who wish to progress are able to choose from the range of Teaching School, Trust and national programmes that we offer. Clear pathways exist to enable support staff to train to teach within the Trust. The Trust benefits from having an integrated Teaching School.
We value all members of staff, and every employee of the trust benefits from regular, supportive meetings with their line manager. The Trust provides access to high quality medical and wellbeing support for all employees. A few examples of the professional development available to our support staff are:
All Eko teachers have the opportunities detailed below:
Eko Trust understands the importance of leadership and the massive impact it has on outcomes for pupils. Leadership development ensures talent is grown, staff are nourished and developed and that we have a clear plan of succession and retention.
Great leadership ensures that:
We have a core offer within our schools of coaching (external and internal),one-to-ones for all, supervision for key staff (DSLs) and we work in partnership with the teaching school to access leadership development programmes, as well as having Eko specific ones.