Welcome

I am proud and privileged to be the CEO of Laidlaw Schools Trust, a growing multi academy trust in the North East of England, serving children and families in the west of Newcastle and in Pennywell, Sunderland. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that as a learning organisation we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools.

Jane Spence

CEO

Vision

To transform the lives of children and communities in the Laidlaw Schools Trust, through inspirational education.

Mission

Working in partnership with children, their families and the wider community, we will provide a safe and nurturing environment for each child, irrespective of ability or background. We will empower them to believe in themselves and to embrace the future as active, respectful and responsible citizens.

Central Team

Shaun Dillon
Shaun Dillon

Director of Systems & Data

Liam Steel
Liam Steel

Digital Manager

Rob Atkin
Rob Atkin

Head of IT

Alicia Ross
Alicia Ross

Management Accountant

Martin Smith
Martin Smith

Finance Assistant

Emily Miller
Emily Miller

Finance Assistant

Mandeep Bhandall
Mandeep Bhandall

Finance Assistant

Abbie Wright
Abbie Wright

HR Assistant

Stephen Davies
Stephen Davies

Professional Development

Kay Gregory
Kay Gregory

HR Advisor

Louisa Doyle
Louisa Doyle

Chief Finance Officer

Rachel Fenwick
Rachel Fenwick

HR Manager

Louise Riley
Louise Riley

Assistant HR Advisor

Michael Brown
Michael Brown

Estates and Health & Safety Manager

Fiona Rogerson
Fiona Rogerson

Office Manager / PA

Phil Browning
Phil Browning

Finance Officer

Rachael Copely
Rachael Copely

Senior HR Admin

Rebecca Tills
Rebecca Tills

Governor Support Officer

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