Your Reward

Here are a list of our reward benefits for staff across the Trust. 

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On joining the Laurus Trust we automatically enrol you into one of our workplace pension schemes, either the Teachers’ Pension Fund (TP) or the Local Government Pension Fund (LGPF). Once you are enrolled you will commence paying into your pension via automatic payments from your monthly pay and the Trust will contribute to your pension also.

Cycle to Work

Through the Cycle to Work scheme, eligible staff can buy a new bike for travelling to work, and because it is paid for through a salary sacrifice arrangement, significant savings in income tax and NI can be made for the employee. 

We also provide secure cycle parking for staff. 

Credit Union

Laurus Trust employees can join Manchester Credit Union (MCU), a financial co-operative, owned and controlled by its members. It exists solely for the benefit of its members and any surplus generated is returned to members in the form of a dividend on savings or used to improve services to members.  

Services include:  

  • Loans – from £150 to £15,000 are available subject to an affordability assessment and a credit check.  
  • Budget planner  
  • Debt advice  
  • Christmas saver account   
  • Life savings cover  
  • ENGAGE Classic Account – reloadable prepaid card and e-account that works like a high street bank account. Anyone who is a member of MCU can apply and no credit checks are required.  
Subsidised Gym Membership

All staff can use the fitness suites at Club Cheadle Hulme, Hazel Grove Sports Centre, Club Laurus and Club Didsbury for free in the morning before school and receive subsidised gym membership for out of school hours.

Travel loans

We offer interest free loans for the purchase of annual travel tickets.

Reimbursement of professional fees

Reimbursement of one annual subscription that you pay to an approved professional body or learned society if being a member of that body or society is a requirement of your post. 


Priority Admissions

If you would like your child to attend a Laurus Trust school, we offer staff priority in the school admissions process, subject to eligibility and availability. Cheadle Hulme Pre-School also offers a discount on fees for parents who are employed by the Laurus Trust and who use 30 or more nursery hours per week.

Onsite canteen

Employees across all our schools have access to an affordable onsite canteen. We’re committed to helping to develop great eating habits by providing nutritious, tasty and tantalising dishes of current food favourites all freshly prepared by the onsite catering team. We also take special care to ensure dietary requirements are catered for. 

Living Wage Employer

We are extremely proud to announce our commitment as an accredited Living Wage Employer. We really value each and every employee across all of our schools, from our Catering Assistants to our Learning Support colleagues and of course our teachers, for the contribution they make to the lives of our children. In return, we want to ensure that staff receive the pay that enables them to thrive.

Giving Back

Want to make a difference in your local community? All our staff make a difference every day in Laurus schools, but what if you wanted to help at another school or academy trust. Volunteering as a school governor or an academy trustee will develop your professional skills and experience as well as shaping the future of children and young people. We encourage our staff to volunteer as school governors and allow paid time off during working hours to undertake this vital community role. 

Local Wellbeing Initiatives

In all our schools, we think it is important to listen to staff ideas and organise initiatives that they find most beneficial for their wellbeing. 

Enhanced Sick Pay

Enhanced sick pay ensures that we do whatever it takes to support our employees. 

Local Affiliations and Discounts

Our employees are provided with access to a range of discounts, cash back along with vouchers for ‘teachers and education staff’.

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