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What's happening in Eko schools


We're in the news!


Outstanding results at Earlham Primary School, read more here

Fundraising by Earlham in the Newham recorder - read more here

Eko have been working with improving schools outside the borough, read about it here.

We also got a mention in the Newham newsletter - you can download it from here.



Earlham primary

Award winning author shares the art of teaching poetry

Former children’s laureate Michael Rosen has been working with teaching staff across the Eko Trust to help them to support children to improve their reading and writing of both poetry and prose.

More than 50 teaching staff from the four primaries attended his workshop at Earlham Primary, which looked at new ways to share poems, developed ideas for creating 'poetry-friendly classrooms' and explored new ideas for writing poems. Find out more here.



Eleanor Smith all-through school

Eleanor Smith School is developing a new secondary site in East Ham, which will be a brand new high tech building, providing specialist provision for children and young people with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health (SEMH) needs. Find out more here.


Gainsborough primary

Gainsborough Primary is on its way to Outstanding=

A recent inspection visit by Ofsted to the West Ham school has seen Gainsborough Primary ranked again as “Good” but this time with “marked improvement”.

Ofsted last inspected the school in January 2013 and will be visiting again shortly as they believe the school could be re-graded as Outstanding.
The school secured a judgement of “Good” in all four categories including “achievement”, teaching and learning, leadership and management and behaviour and safety.

Deborah Strain, head teacher of Gainsborough Primary, said: “We are delighted with the outcome of the inspection as it reflects our inclusive nature and the consistently high standard of commitment, dedication and hard work that our staff and our community put into our school.

“It was also heart-warming to know that we were within a whisker of the outstanding judgement but this could not be awarded in this visit.”



Kaizen primary

Happy-Centred School Project

​​Kaizen are now into theirr second year of the Happy-Centred School Project! Each year, they will spend time on the following 5 core themes: Positive Relationships; Confidence; Coping Skills; Support; and Achievement and Success. Currently, the children across the whole school are learning about Confidence, focusing on ways in which they can build their and others’ confidence and self-esteem through weekly lessons. Find out more here.