Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay

Irvine Laidlaw is passionate about supporting young people to better themselves and achieve their maximum potential, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. He is a generous supporter of the Trust allowing opportunities for pupils and students to access the kinds of life-changing activities and support they would otherwise find hard to access.

Lord Laidlaw is also a big believer in having the right kind of environment to support teaching and learning and has supported this by providing funding for better accommodation in our academies. He is keen to sponsor other Academies and would welcome interest from schools wishing to become academies in the North East of England area.