Our Values

sptaedit13.jpgAt its core the Delta values outstanding educational provision for leaners of all ages. Firmly rooted in the context of the local community, we seek to provide excellence in teaching through the encouragement of high expectations and adherence to traditional values and standards.

The Delta’s values are based upon its four founding principles;


  • Academies that deliver quality learning experiences for all students with a mix of learning pathways offering personalised and dynamic programmes.
  • Quality teaching using data and information to plan high quality, differentiated learning.
  • Strong quality assurance systems with the setting of personalised improvement targets, monitoring of real time data, assessment for learning, classroom observation, effective intervention programmes and internal inspections.
  • Quality leadership management and governance through support, challenge and scrutiny.
  • Quality outside of the classroom activities with external programmes, accelerated learning, curriculum enrichment and study support.
  • Quality systems for academy support including services and facilities.


  • Delta Academies Trust firmly believe in local solutions for local needs and not a one size fits all solution for academies.  It seeks to work in partnership with academies building upon existing strengths and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • We the Delta Academies Trust seek to work in partnership with local governing bodies and senior leadership teams. Delta appoints the majority of local governing body members, to work with local community representatives and expects each local board to outwork its delegated responsibilities for its own academy. It is expected to challenge and monitor the performance of its academy, securing excellent educational provision and, by adding capacity and challenge, seek to secure excellent education provision for students and professional development for its staff.
  • Delta has a track record of working with faith groups and Local Authorities and welcomes the opportunity to embrace and work alongside external partners on projects.
  • Delta actively support partnership arrangements with multi-agency and inter-agency frameworks to support the wider development of students.

  • Developing strategic partnerships with local health providers, Higher Education Institutions, local Further Education Colleges, other schools and training providers, striving for a coherent high quality overall provision for all young people.
  • Delta fosters partnerships and collaborative arrangements through its family of academies enabling all to share their skills and expertise to support academy improvement.
  • Delta encourages close working relationships and partnership arrangements with primary feeder schools providing effective curriculum continuity and lifelong learning.
  • Delta recognises its academies are at the heart of their communities, and are willing to share their capacity and facilities with other schools and the wider community.


  • Delta has an ethos of responsible achievement together with a foundation of guidance towards good citizenship.
  • Each Delta Trust academy has, through its Principal and Local Governing Body, a direct responsibility for its own performance. In that aim they will be fully supported by the Delta Core Improvement Team.
  • Delta is responsible for working with all its employees developing a framework for professional development and remuneration to attract, retain and continuously re-skill its best teachers and support staff, to deliver a dynamic personalised curriculum through planned learning pathways.


  • As an organisation Delta Academies Trust aspires to be the best provider of education in the community which it serves, mindful of the needs of the local economy, allowing its young people to achieve and gain the necessary skills to become responsible members of the knowledge based society.
  • Delta recognises the needs to raise the aspirations of its students and improve their self-esteem and provide students with the same opportunity and curriculum entitlement irrespective of the Delta Trust Academy they attend and its location.  This is especially important for post 16 students.
  • We aim to raise aspirations and ensure progression in learning, leading to study at higher levels or in appropriate vocational programmes with local employers and colleges.
  • We will encourage and enable as many young people as possible to participate in Further and Higher Education.
  • We will seek to use the latest information technology to improve learning.
  • We will ensure all students succeed and that learning is engaging and fun.
  • We aim to offer a rich programme of pastoral and vocational guidance and Personal, Social and Health Education.