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.

Jo Perry

Jo Perry

Chief Executive Officer

Jo has extensive senior leadership experience and as Headteacher of The Quay School since 2008 has had responsibility for developing the provision and leading the school from Ofsted Special Measures to Outstanding. Jo provides strategic leadership support and direction to Trust schools and has also extended this support to local schools. Jo was designated as a National Leader of Education in 2016.

John White

John White

Executive Headteacher

John has extensive experience of school leadership in secondary, special and alternative provision settings, including his current role as Headteacher of the Quay School. He is involved in school improvement in a variety of settings, both across the Trust and externally. He has a particular interest in leadership mentoring and workforce development. John is a Local Leader of Education, an accredited school inspector, including being an enhanced SEN inspector.

Fritz Penn-Barwell

Fritz Penn-Barwell

Director, School Improvement & Sigma Teaching School

Fritz is the Director of 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.

Matthew McLoughlin-Parker

Matthew McLoughlin-Parker

Headteacher, Coppice Spring School

Matthew has worked in a variety of roles in both primary and special schools, including his current role as Headteacher of Coppice Spring Special (SEMH / ASC) School which he has led from Special Measures to Ofsted Good (July 2017) in all areas. He has extensive knowledge of SEND provision for ASC and SEMH including curriculum design, environment, therapies, assessment, and staff development.

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 different Local Authorities. She has an excellent understanding of school funding, especially in Alternative Provision, Hospital and Special schools and has significant experience in supporting financial systems and procedures in other schools. Jennifer is also responsible for financial audit across the Trust.

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