Paul Tarn

Paul Tarn

Paul is the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of Delta Academies Trust and a National Leader of Education. Paul took up post in February 2016, at the then failing SPTA Trust. Delta sponsors 51 academies - 15 secondary, 33 primary, one all-through, two Alternative Provision. - in the East Midlands and Humber, Lancashire West Yorkshire and Tees Valley regions. Delta is designated as a system sponsor. In February 2016 the Trust had a projected deficit for 2017/18 of £8.6m. As a result of the simultaneous formal restructure of 8 secondary academies and soft restructure of the others. The actual out-turn for 17/18 was £1m surplus. The Trust has made very rapid improvements and is now recognised nationally as one of the top three very high performing large sponsors. In 2019-20, the trust moved an additional £5.7m from revenue to capital and yet still had a very large surplus. The trust is building its own residential environmental centre and a multi-million-pound CPD conference centre as a contribution to the region from its own finances. ICFP is the key to its financial success.

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