Demonstrator Schools and Colleges
Delta Academies Trust
At Delta Academies Trust we are committed to ensuring that pupils and students get the best possible start in life by achieving excellent academic qualifications, gaining confidence through an experiential curriculum and developing a sense of self-worth and aspiration.
Our family of schools is made up of 52 academies, including 33 primaries, 16 secondaries and three alternative provisions. Predominantly based around Yorkshire and the Humber, we meet regularly, share resources and ideas and employ a large team of specialist primary and secondary experts who work and teach across our schools. This approach has given staff great resources and allowed pupils and students to flourish and achieve. We are proud to be one of the highest performing trusts in the country (primary and secondary). We are committed to supporting and improving educational outcomes for communities in the North of England. As a trust, we have strong partnerships with Thrive and Voice 21.
Our Journey With Educational Technology
Across Delta Multi Academy Trust we embed ICT into the whole curriculum allowing pupils to consolidate their computing skills and their digital literacy. We are well-resourced with a variety of tablets and laptops, and strengthen computer links with home through apps and online learning including Purple Mash, Sway, OneNote, Teams, and Seesaw, to name just some.
We had the capacity to embrace remote learning quickly and effectively. Our aim was to ensure that remote learning became an integral part of our pupils learning journey. Our process has led to an effective and coherent policy. This in turn has influenced a system handbook of best practice, which is continually updated and reviewed. A mixture of Live and pre-recorded CPD supported all teachers to quickly feel confident with practical strategies, putting them in a position of growth, where they can embrace the remote learning challenge(opportunity).
Our approach is applicable across a range of devices and software and is underpinned bypedagogy development, supported by policy and protocols across all phases from Early years to post 16. This and the use of tools such as Power BI, which enables us to deliver live tracking of attendance and standards, informs our direction on an individual academy leveland as a Trust.
We believe that Remote Learning should not be a reactive strategy. We see remote learning strategy as an opportunity for IT growth rather than a temporary solution.