Education Exchange

Introducing The Education Exchange – promoting collaboration and innovation.

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.

“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.”

Paul Tarn, CEO

The Education Exchange aims to unite this collective talent and establish Yorkshire and the Humber as the highest performing education region in the country.