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Top Ten Reasons to Work at Laidlaw Schools Trust

1. Relocation packages

Moving can be daunting and costly. For staff from outside of the region, we can offer relocation packages to support your move to the North East.

2. Additional allowances

We offer additional allowances for outstanding candidates who have a track record of positive impact – because we are passionate about transforming lives through inspirational education.

3. Professional development

As a learning organisation, we have at the heart of the Trust a commitment to developing our people and supporting their progression.

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4. Pension

All our staff are eligible to join a pension scheme. The Trust makes generous employer contributions, substantially increasing the contributions to your pension.

5. Holiday

Generous holiday allowance for all full-time, part-time or term-time only staff.

6. Strong central support team

Our strong central team looks after HR, data and systems, finance, and governance, for example, leaving you free to focus on the important business of teaching.

7. Health and welfare

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We have a highly professional HR team and an online staff hub that provides advice, information and support. Our health and wellbeing guidance, written with colleagues, encourages a good work-life balance and promotes a working environment within which we respect each other and are mindful of unnecessary pressure.

8. Cycle to Work Scheme

Save up to 42% on a new bike for work. You choose a bike, hire it for an agreed length of time, with interest-free credit, then purchase it for a fraction of its original value.

9. Gym

Enjoy free access to our three gyms at Academy 360 in Sunderland, Excelsior Academy in Newcastle and Sedgefield Community College in Sedgefield.

10. Laidlaw Foundation Funding

Additional funding from the Laidlaw Foundation means that teachers are recognised and financially rewarded for going above and beyond. Every child has access to a digital device so that you can use EdTech to enrich your teaching and reduce your marking time, and you can propose new and innovative teaching and learning ideas and apply to have them funded.

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