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EKC Schools Trust Governance

Strong and robust governance is a key asset in securing high standards of educational achievement. We believe local governance plays an important role in encouraging and shaping the wider learning opportunities and experiences available to children, adding value as we work towards our strategic vision and improvement priorities.

That is why each school has its own Local Governing Bodies to carry out these functions through a scheme of delegation. The Local Governing Body reports into the Trust’s Board, which provides overarching strategic guidance for the whole of the Trust.


Members provide oversight for the Trust, Governors and Trustees and statutory oversight.


The board of trustees is responsible for setting standards and levels of achievement and for monitoring performance and ensuring accountability.

Local Governing Bodies

Each school has its own Local Governing Body, fulfilling their role through a scheme of delegation.


To ensure compliance with legislation such as the Data Protection Act 2018 and with due regard for the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Diversity Data

We’re proud of our inclusive culture and the diversity across our Trust. Here, you can learn more about our leadership profile and our representation of the communities we serve, which is critical to our ongoing efforts to advance our inclusive culture.

A grey map of East Kent, with logos of each of East Kent Colleges Group's Colleges and EKC Schools Trust's primary schools dotted on the locations they are situated in. The East Kent Colleges Group logos shown are: EKC Ashford College, EKC Broadstairs College, EKC Canterbury College, EKC Dover College, EKC Folkestone College, EKC Sheppey College, and EKC Training. The EKC Schools Trust primary school logos shown are, Queenborough School and Nusery, Bysing Wood Primary School, Palm Bay Primary School, Briary Primary School, The Churchill School, Holywell School, and East Stour Primary.

The EKC Schools Trust Limited (a company limited by guarantee) and registered in England and Wales under company number 11154851 and whose registered office is Broadstairs College, Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1PN.