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Work With Us

Make a real life difference

Our new leadership team are facilitating an exciting season of improvement, and we’re looking for change-makers who are determined to transform the lives of our pupils and communities through education.

You’d be joining one of our innovative, creative teams who work tirelessly to elevate the life experiences and nuture the whole child, so when they leave their LST education, they are ready to step into their future.

LST have nine academies in the North East of England, seven of which are in socio-economically deprived areas. 

“We are all playing the same game but we haven’t all been given the rules”

- Ex Excelsior Academy Pupil, currently studying law at Manchester University



Career progression opportunities

Whichever level you join at, we will help you progress using the Four Key Stages of the Laidlaw Careers Journey:

Futures - Beginning Your Journey. As an employer of choice, LST will invest in your professional development, enabling you to enrich your skillset and tailor your future career to truly make a difference.

Impact - Make a Difference. You’re here because you want to make a positive impact on the lives of young people in the North East. As a growing Trust, whatever your goal, we will support you in achieving it. 

Leaders - Apply Your Knowledge & Skills. As you take on significant leadership within your school or across the LST, we will enable you to meet these additional demands.

Executive - Passion, Dedication & Experience. As a senior leader, your learning and development do not stop. We will develop a programme of bespoke training for you, and enable you to have a transformational impact on the lives of our pupils.


From Excelsior student, Apprentice, to Kitchen Assistant, Mark became
‘golden boy’ to the then Head Chef, before becoming Head Chef himself
when she retired.

Mark McCoy, Head Chef at Excelsior Academy