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Jon Wright

Omega Multi-Academy Trust

Jon Wright is the CEO of the Omega MAT, a Trust of five schools (1 secondary/4 primary), based in Warrington in the North West, which was established from 1.1.18. He has been a National Leader of Education for over 10 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. He has extensive experience of school improvement, school to school support and leading schools in challenging circumstances.  His educational philosophy is people-centred and both vales-based and inclusive.

  • Reviewing the academy budgeting process and developing a plan to move towards financial solvency to drive a wider school improvement agenda
  • Moving out of deficit by centralising back office functions, pooling staffing across the Trust and reviewing procurement contracts to realise improved cost savings over a three year period
  • Joining a national buying framework agreement to support long term cost reductions and sustainability in procurement functions
  • Redesigning an academy budget from scratch to prioritise spending and identify long term inefficiencies resulting in savings of over £250,000
  • Conducting an overhaul of staffing structures, resulting in the scaling down of senior leadership teams to cut inflated staffing costs