Who we are
The Law Family Educational Trust (LFET) is a Charitable Trust established to support the Laurus Trust, a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), headquartered in Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester. The MAT encompasses the 4-18 age range in primary, secondary and sixth form contexts across Greater Manchester.
Our aim is to help raise all-round educational attainment levels and eventually serve as a template for state school co-curricular activities nationwide. The approach is rooted in our belief that personal development and aspiration are promoted by participation in a whole range of activities, not just academic ones. We aim to support the Laurus Trust’s Cornerstones programme which promotes the four areas of Academic Aspiration, Leadership and Service, Competition and Physical Endeavour, Culture, Creativity and Rhetoric.
Academic success alone is typically not sufficient for students to realise their aspirations. Broader character development is necessary if students are to access the best universities and careers and subsequently make the most of their opportunities. Every student should learn how to speak effectively and with confidence. By developing activities for which students have a particular propensity or interest they will become better motivated, more respected by their peers, more fully engaged in education, more likely to recognise their potential and more able to make a difference in the world.
A core belief of LFET is that it is better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all. Failure at any point in time, in any discipline, should be recognised merely as a set-back, an opportunity for betterment and a spring board to future improvement and success.
LFET is wholly funded by the Law Family Charitable Foundation.
The Laurus Trust
The Laurus Trust (LT) is a Multi-Academy Trust(MAT), established by Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS). The Laurus Trust established the CHHS Sixth Form, and has won free school bids for an additional 1200 place local secondary school and a local primary school. Another local primary school, Gorsey Bank, is in the process of joining the MAT. Two additional free school applications were submitted in Wave 11 and both were included in the July 2016 announcement of schools approved as part of the fast track process. They are 11-18 schools which will be opened in Manchester and Tameside.
Linda Magrath is the CEO of the Laurus Trust, and was previously Head Teacher of CHHS. CHHS was rated Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in both 2011 and 2014.
Tony Little is the Chair of the Board of Trustees.Visit website
Visual of the proposed new Laurus Trust offices