Colleague Testimonies

Leads from across the Trust meet regularly to share expertise and collaborate on key teaching and learning areas through key discussion points and visits to each other’s settings. Across all areas and specialisms, joint training has reduced staff workload and developed a culture of networking.

In partnership with Ambition, we offer the National Professional Qualifications extending from middle leadership to executive leadership, as well as one-day conferences on key leadership themes. We continue to invest in training experienced leaders from within the Trust to become facilitators for the NPQ Alliance and equip participants with the skills and attributes required for success.

Here’s what our colleagues say:

I started working with Delta Academies Trust in September 2015, working part time in a Year 2 class. I had left my previous job slightly disillusioned with teaching as I felt they were all about outcomes for pupils not the whole child, with pupil premium and SEND children left behind.

Over the last four years, I have gone from working part time and being disillusioned with teaching, to an experienced Head of Academy; this is due to the vision and support of the Trust. Whenever the Trust has implemented change, it has been done so taking into account the needs of the contexts from which most of our Academies draw, as well as using best practice from across the Trust. Working parties are formed and ways forward developed.

– Sophie Taylor, Head of Academy

I joined Delta Academies Trust as Vice Principal in September 2018 and it has undoubtedly been my biggest career challenge to date. After only two terms I recognised the change in me as a Senior Leader. The collective vision for changing the culture and developing excellence in teaching and learning is at the heart of the organisation and sits perfectly with my own.

The Academy I work in has undoubtedly seen a shift in standards, the consistency of the Trust wide policy provides a platform from which students can feel safe and thrive. I am proud of the part I have played as part of the leadership team where a change in culture has started to improve the progress of pupils and seen a shift in engagement in learning on the back of this.

Kirsty Archer, Vice Principal