Delta Academies Trust provides professional support and advisory services to ensure its academies receive appropriate guidance and support in delivering improved standards of educational achievement. This Core Improvement Team of educational professionals ensures consistent methods of operation and quality assurance for academies within the group. The core team adds capacity for raising standards and challenges practice, pedagogy and methodology. Its key focus is always school improvement. It currently consists of over 50 specialist staff, consultants and advisors dedicated to supporting its academies. However, the greatest resource for raising standards lies within the networked partnership of schools, providing peer led support and challenge in all areas.
The Core Improvement Team members consist of senior to middle managers. These key leaders devote whatever time is needed to each academy. Specialists provide support for the sharing and comparison of data, monitoring and intervention, developing personalised learning pathways, inclusion and behaviour as well as advising on teaching and learning. In addition teams of AST’s and SLE’s from our Teaching School Alliance are deployed across Delta academies to provide a structure for the sharing of expertise and the delivery of learning opportunities at key times such as training days, preparation for inspections and intervention events. Curriculum leaders, special needs specialists and support staff from the regularly meet and are deployed at key times to provide the leadership and the energy for school improvement. This mechanism of support is flexible and capable of expansion and positions within the core team offer career progression and opportunities for all Delta employees.