East Kent Schools Together (EKST)
A partnership of four state and three independent secondary schools and a university, working together across East Kent to raise aspirations and widen horizons.
East Kent presents a diversity of economic, social and educational backgrounds for schoolchildren. When pupils and staff collaborate across schools, by sharing resources and exchanging experiences, there can be huge mutual benefits, especially for disadvantaged children. East Kent Schools Together is an innovative independent-state school partnership, in which each school contributes and draws from the partnership on an equal footing for the benefit of all. The inclusion of a university as a partner opens exciting and innovative educational opportunities for the schools involved.
East Kent Schools Together aims:
- Raising aspirations
Pupils’ achievements and prospects are improved when schools collaborate. The partnership looks to enrich teaching and learning by forging strong relationships and sharing professional practice amongst colleagues.
- Widening horizons
Pupils have a broader experience by collaborating with children from different backgrounds and experiencing an enriched education beyond the curriculum. The partnership aims to help children become resilient learners, feeling confident relating to a wide spectrum of people in a variety of situations.