Championing the School-Led System
Welcome to the Dartmoor Teaching School Alliance website. We are passionate about the learning and development of all staff that, in turn, leads to better outcomes for children. We are a uniquely cross-phase Alliance, which prides itself on responding to the needs and aspirations of all members, from Early Years settings to Post-16. Our way of working is rooted in co-operatives values and we are keen to welcome any schools and organisation who share these approaches. The Alliance is lead by Okehampton College, which was designated a Teaching School as part of Cohort 7. It serves schools in Central and West Devon.
Get into teaching with us
Meet the Team
Daryl chapman | Executive principal
I am delighted that the Dartmoor Teaching School Alliance is proving so popular with schools across the primary and secondary phases. There is a real desire to see member schools develop and it is by working through true collaboration that we will support schools in the future. We want to work alongside colleagues who share our philosophy about education. If you feel that our cross-phase model would help support and assist you in your development, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
ben cotton | SLE / DLE lead
Ben is Assistant Principal at King Edward VI Community College, Totnes and has responsibility for recruitment and training of our SLE and DLE team. Ben is himself an SLE.
Contact details: email@example.com
jon lunn | Performance specialist
Jon Lunn (Director of Performance for the Ted Wragg Trust) is employed by Dartmoor TSA as a Senior Associate with responsibility for developing outstanding data leadership across Alliance members. Jon provides the Alliance with comparative performance data that enables us to identify strengths and areas for development. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo payne | secondary School direct
sally huxen | primary school direct
Sally is Deputy Headteacher at Okehampton Primary and leads our Primary School Direct programme. Contact: email@example.com
Charlotte vukova | administrator
I work closely with the Director - Martin - to ensure that we provide a friendly and effective service for schools and our partners. Please don't hestitate to get in touch if you have any queries. In addition to working on Dartmoor TSA, I provide adminstrative support for the SLT at Okehampton College. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
John stanier | assistant director
John was appointed in September 2017 as Assistant Director of Dartmoor TSA with responsibility for leading our teaching school programmes in North Devon. The role is 0.2 FTE. John is Deputy Head at Great Torrington School and specialises in Teaching and Learning and CPD. John's contact details are: email@example.com |01805 623531
Martin Smith | director
I am passionate about the role of teaching schools in supporting schools to lead their own improvement. My role is to ensure that the Dartmoor TSA delivers a wide range of aims in line with our core values and vision. A key part of the role is also to ensure that what do is shaped by the aspirations and needs of the alliance members. In a rapidly-changing educational landscape, I think teaching schools will be at the forefront of showing that a school-led system is the most effective way to improve outcomes for all pupils.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org | 07786523276
Find out about what other TSAs offer
You can find search for courses and practitioners from across the South West through the new South West Teaching Schools' portal.
Proud of our cross phase alliance
Our alliance is made up of 73 primary and secondary schools from Devon and the wider area. Combined they represent the diversity of the modern school system, including academies, MATs, co-operatives, free schools as well as maintained.
Calendar of Courses and Event