About Us

Committed to raising the aspirations of all within the communities we serve.

As a family of schools, colleges and business units, EKC Schools Trust and its sister organisation, the East Kent Colleges Group, are committed to raising the aspirations of all within the communities we serve. Enabling all ages to access the highest quality educational provision, helping them to grow and flourish, and achieve their ambitions. 

Our Core Purpose

  • To strengthen and enhance our communities
  • To enable the power of education to inspire
  • To maximise and achieve the potential of every learner
  • To enrich the curriculum through partnership and collaboration
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Ours is a unique and sector-leading partnership. EKC Schools Trust and East Kent Colleges Group are relentless in our commitment to our learners, our families, our staff and our communities.

Our partnership means we can offer unique learning experiences to our children. The inspirational learning facilities of the Colleges become our own. From industry-standard music studios to cutting-edge carpentry workshops and computing suites, to its Spring Lane animal management and horticulture campus to its very own four-star hotel, The Yarrow in Broadstairs, we have access to all the East Kent Colleges Group (Ashford, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Sheppey) have to offer.

Under the guidance of industry experts, our children are empowered to develop first-hand knowledge, giving them a fresh outlook on the opportunities which could be available to them when they grow up. Workshops and events are also brought into school, bringing the learning to the children, and providing inspirational opportunities for children to experience a wider and richer curriculum.

We also benefit from the Colleges’ range of partnerships with other anchor organisations. This has led to the Trust’s schools having access to opportunities few other schools would have, such as playing cricket at the Kent Cricket Club’s ground in Canterbury and our children getting to act as the ‘Guard of Honour’ for the England women’s team at one of their international games.

You can find out more about the East Kent Colleges Group and the vast range of facilities our children have access to whilst on school trips by visiting ekcgroup.ac.uk

A message from our CEO

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EKC Schools Trust brings to life a concept unlike any other in Kent…

Our schools are able to retain their independence, make their own decisions, and remain embedded within the community which they serve.

We believe wholeheartedly in the unique and individualised nature of these excellent schools. As a consequence, EKC Schools Trust works to help them retain and grow local relationships and personalised approaches and curriculums while celebrating their distinctiveness. EKC Schools Trust really marks an exciting moment in education within Kent.
Tammy Mitchell
Chief Executive Officer of EKC Schools Trust

meet our team

Tammy Mitchell CEO EKC Schools Trust

Tammy Mitchell

Chief executive officer

A lifelong educator, Tammy’s passion and proven track record of educational improvement spans Primary, Secondary and Further Education.

In forming the Trust and as CEO, Tammy spearheads the Trust’s strategic direction, fostering innovation and collaboration and strengthening the communities we serve.

Away from charting the Trust’s course, Tammy can be found kayaking, paddleboarding, and horse riding across East Kent.

Summer Macer. Chief Operating Officer

Summer Macer

Chief operating officer

With a career built on strategic planning, tactical delivery, and sharp commercial acumen, Summer ensures the operational efficiency of the Trust. 

With a focus on continuous improvement and collaboration, challenges are met head-on with unwavering determination and optimism.

And when she’s not strategizing or dancing (her other great passion), you might find her embracing a challenge, like the time she walked on fire!

Chris Legg. Chief Financial Officer

Chris Legg

Chief Finance officer

As CFO, Chris blends financial expertise with a deep-rooted connection to our community and our values.

Born and bred in Folkestone, his financial acumen and commitment to ensuring the Trust’s long-term sustainability ensures the Trust’s stability and growth.

When he’s not crunching numbers, Chris maintains his lifelong music and sporting passions with a studio at home, as well as taking to the green and playing cricket.

Our Strategic Plan 2023- 2028