Jon Wright has been the CEO of the Omega MAT, a Trust of six schools (2 secondary/4 primary), based in Warrington in the North West, since it was established from 1.1.18.
He has been a National Leader of Education for some 14 years and has over 20 years’ experience of school leadership. Jon was the secondary headteacher in Lancashire for 15 years, where he was Chair of the Lancashire Association Secondary School Headteachers for three years, before moving to Great Sankey High School as Executive Headteacher.
He has extensive experience of school improvement, school to school support and leading schools in challenging circumstances. His educational philosophy is people-centred, values-based and inclusive. He is passionate about giving every child the best possible school experience, leading to having both pride and a place in their community.
Jan is the Director of Safeguarding for Omega Multi-Academy Trust. She has 29 years’ experience of working in variety of safeguarding roles. Jan served as a Police Officer for eleven years and through intensive training and experience, developed her skills as a specialist in matters of child protection, and safeguarding victims of serious offences.
For the last 18 years, since her retirement from the police service, Jan has worked in a variety of pastoral and safeguarding roles in four primary schools, a very large mixed comprehensive school in inner city Liverpool and also the largest mixed high school high school in Cheshire, both of which have sixth form provision. She has a wealth of experience working collaboratively with external agencies to provide support for the most vulnerable pupils, enabling them to access the education they deserve and to reach their full emotional and academic potential.
Jan joined Great Sankey High School as the Designated Safeguarding Lead in 2015 and was promoted to the role of Director of Safeguarding for the Omega Multi-Academy Trust in September 2020. She ensures that all statutory responsibilities are adhered to in relation to safeguarding and child protection, providing advice, guidance, and supervision to the Designated Safeguarding Leads and safeguarding teams across the Trust. Jan is the Prevent Lead for the Trust and the Educational representative on the Warrington Safeguarding Partnership Impact and Development Group.
Jan’s areas of expertise include Inclusion, equality, diversity, LGBT+, Prevent, FGM, HBV, Criminal exploitation, County Lines, Domestic Violence, Sexual offences against children, Human trafficking and modern slavery.
Chief Financial Officer
Allan leads a central finance team who are committed to providing a high-quality finance service working in close collaboration with all Omega MAT schools. He leads on all aspects of finance including systems of financial control, financial planning, financial reporting and procurement.
Prior to the incorporation of Omega MAT in 2018 he was Strategic Director of Finance and Resources at Great Sankey High School, a single academy and Omega MAT’s lead school, successfully leading the implementation and integration of new financial and internal control systems across all Omega MAT schools.
Before joining Great Sankey, High School Allan was Director of Finance, Funding and Estates at St John Rigby College Orrell and a member of a team of four Senior Leaders who led the College on its journey towards achieving the grade of “Outstanding” awarded by Ofsted.
Allan is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) qualifying in 1994 through sponsorship by Her Majesty’s Treasury fast track accountancy bursary program for senior civil service managers. He has worked in both private and public sectors including an accountancy practice, the civil service and its agencies, printing publications and marketing, scientific research, further education and schools. He has also spent time in the classroom as a part time further education lecturer teaching CIMA Advanced Financial Accounting and HNC Business Finance.
Director of School Improvement
Andy joined Great Sankey High School in 2002, was an Assistant Headteacher for 11 years leading CPD, teaching and learning and was Director of Teaching School from 2012. He has taught for over 25 years in schools in a range of locations, including a year in Japan.
Andy has expertise in developing professional learning programmes for teachers and leaders at all stages of their career and in leading school improvement through extensive partnership work. He is a facilitator of NPQ Programmes for Best Practice Network and is currently completing the Exemplary Leadership Programme with Leverage Leadership Institute.
In his role of Director of School Improvement for Omega Multi-Academy Trust, Andy supports teachers and leaders to develop their expertise in curriculum and pedagogy, using Instructional Coaching as a key lever for improvement. Working with leaders from across the Trust, Andy is building a collaborative model of systematic training which is underpinned by the best evidence from research.