Introducing The Education Exchange
Delta Academies Trust is making a significant investment in a new professional development and conferencing centre, which will be based in Knottingley. The Education Exchange will be home to the Teaching School Hubs designated to Delta and our consortia, a place where experts will offer high quality professional development for all those working in education, at every stage of their careers, in our Trust and beyond.
The extension to De Lacy Academy will feature a conferencing room for up to 240 participants with state-of-the-art technology, several training rooms, a cafeteria, dedicated car parking and a separate entrance.
The plans exemplify the Trust’s commitment to its published aim of transforming outcomes for communities in the North of England. The concept is based on a pooling of expertise across our region, placing collaboration before competition, and developing teachers and school leaders through creating the opportunity to share good practice.
The Education Exchange will also house the work of the EdEx Strategic Alliance, an alliance of friends focussed entirely on rapid school improvement. The alliance includes multi-academy trusts and standalone academies uniting under a common call to raise standards across Yorkshire and the Humber.
Paul Tarn commented, “The northern communities we serve have been at the bottom of educational measures since the start of the state education system. However, we are not bereft of talent and ability. Collectively, we have the capacity, expertise, and talent in our academies and trusts to transform our region.”
The Education Exchange aims to unite this collective talent and establish Yorkshire and the Humber as the highest performing education region in the country.
See what our partners have to say about The Education Exchange and get in touch to be part of it!
I think this is a great opportunity for schools to collaborate, improve their processes and Quality of Education, share knowledge and expertiseNorthern Ambition Academies Trust
Really exciting! A great opportunity to develop staff whilst providing support to others, but also great to have a network where we can receive high-quality support when neededTrinity Multi-Academy Trust
A perfect opportunity to develop collaborative professionalism in order to support all schools in developing best provision for all pupils.National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
Really great concept to try and develop whole system improvement and sustainability. Leaders and practitioners collaborating together to ensure that all organisations and leaders benefit for the sharing of knowledge and practice.Exceed Learning Partnership