Our Team

The Delta strategic leadership team brings together the broad range of skills, experience and expertise crucial to delivering the Trust’s aspirational vision and objectives. We have worked together to develop our unique ethos and values underpinned by high expectations, an outstanding professional development programme, and established systems and procedures. As a team, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to secure the best possible outcomes for our students.

John White

John White

Chief Executive Officer

John is CEO and Accounting Officer for the Trust.  John has extensive experience of school leadership in secondary, special and alternative provision settings.  He is involved in school improvement in a variety of settings, both across the Trust and externally and has particular interests in leadership development, behaviour management and SEND.  John is also an accredited school inspector.

Jo Perry

Jo Perry

Associate CEO (Part time)

Jo is the Trust’s former CEO and continues to work at CEO level but on a flexible and part time basis to provide capacity in this period of dynamic Trust growth.  Jo has extensive senior leadership experience and as Headteacher, led The Quay School from Ofsted Special Measures to Outstanding.  Jo provides strategic leadership support to Trust schools and also provides extensive external school support as a National Leader of Education.

Fritz Penn-Barwell

Fritz Penn-Barwell

Director of Standards & Improvement

Fritz is the Director of Standards and Improvement, including Sigma Teaching School.  Prior to taking up this post he worked as an education consultant supporting both schools and local authorities in challenging circumstances. He has over 10 years’ experience of working as a senior leader in a variety of schools in the south of England. Fritz has a particular interest in leadership development and the use of educational data to support school improvement.

Jen Clifford

Jen Clifford

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer is a Chief Finance Officer with 18 years’ experience in financial and operations management, initially in the corporate environment and then in the Education sector. Jen’s expertise is in the development of processes and procedures to manage complex financial systems, including those within Multi Academy Trusts and across Local Authorities.

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