As a family of schools, colleges and business units, EKC Schools Trust is part of a unique partnership.
We are a thriving and varied school community who values all of our children’s many talents, whether academic, sporting, creative or otherwise. We set high expectations for all members of our community – adults and children alike – and we take pleasure in celebrating their many achievements.
We are very proud of our school, which offers a caring environment where children happily explore a rich and diverse curriculum. Our pupils are given opportunities to develop confidence, self-esteem and a strong sense of social responsibility. We have high expectations, and pupils are encouraged to achieve their potential in all areas of the curriculum. We take every opportunity to promote British values, which complement our own Briary values.
At Briary, we believe in setting and getting GOALS. We believe that we provide Great Opportunities which will lead to great Achievements and great Learning therefore making Briary a great School!
We are committed to supporting our pupils to make progress in all aspects of their lives and achieve the maximum success possible. Through our rich, relevant curriculum we build self-belief, encourage a sense of wonder about the world and foster the ability to learn collectively and independently. We also support the children to develop as increasingly tolerant, respectful and caring individuals who are passionate about their learning, have the determination to cope when things get tough, are honest about where improvements are needed and are proud of their achievements.
At Bysing Wood we have high expectations of all members of the school community, in all areas of their time here. Our aim for all members of the school community is to strive to do their best and improve what their best can be.
We are committed to ensuring wellbeing and learning is at the heart of everything we do by growing confident, caring lifelong learners. At Holywell our vision is to “Recognise and Realise Aspirations”. This vision is based on the belief that each pupil in the school community is a unique individual, with the ability to achieve and an entitlement to a sense of personal worth. At the heart of our vision is the drive to ensure children grow up to lead safe, happy, healthy and successful lives.
We continually strive to provide an exciting, relevant and challenging curriculum; where children are inspired to learn and achieve to the best of their ability within a supportive and stimulating environment.
We strive to provide a happy and caring environment to ensure our children enjoy coming to school and become confident and independent learners. We support the wellbeing of every child to improve their self-esteem and self-image. We have high expectations of every child and value them as individuals. We expect the best from every child, and in return, we will support every child to ensure they reach their full academic potential.
At Queenborough School and Nursery, every member of our happy community is valued, nurtured and kept safe. Our contributions, big or small, are celebrated, allowing each of us to feel a sense of worth and ownership of our school. We are always ambitious, constantly striving to improve, giving and accepting only our personal best in everything that we do. We can work independently, as well as part of a team, and our relationships are built on high moral standards and the mutual respect that underpins our community.
As all our schools serve unique communities, the schools all design and implement their own curriculums but through our relationship with the EKC Group - its nurseries, junior and FE colleges and business units - we enhance this curriculum offer in the following ways;
Through access to specialist teachers and lecturers, resources and equipment the Trust provides excellent opportunities for children in all our schools to experience a wider, richer curriculum and a range of new, exciting skills to support them in their learning.
Including learning experiences in music, computing, construction and design, technology, hair and beauty, travel and tourism, business and many more. Visit Our Services to learn more about our Curriculum Enrichment programme.
To learn more about EKC Group visit the website: ekcgroup.ac.uk
EKC Schools Trust is a member of Kent’s MAT Alliance (KMA). KMA is a collective of like-minded CEOs who strongly believe we are ‘better together’; working collaboratively to improve the educational outcomes of all the children in our care.
Currently there are 9 Multi-Academy Trusts and a Teaching School with 38 Primary Schools in the Alliance.
Work to date includes a number of initiatives with direct impact on improving our individual and shared outcomes such as the sharing of resources, peer to peer thematic reviews and training. Also formed within the Kent MAT Alliance is a Business Management forum where our colleagues responsible for the operational delivery of elements such as finance, HR and IT also work closely together to share best practice, ideas and the development of systems to improve the organisational framework of our respective MATs.
We are pleased to have the support of our Regional School Commissioner’s Office and are proud to be part of a collaborative partnership that is directly improving the MAT landscape in Kent and driving improvement in the education and opportunities of pupils in our schools.