NEW | Women Leading Coaching
Dartmoor TSA and West Country TSA have joined together to lead the NCTL's Women Leading in Education SW programme. Find out about how to get involved in joining the Coaching Pledge HERE or how to book onto free Coaching workshops using link below. You can also visit the Women Leading web site HERE.
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 | CEO of Dartmoor MAT
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org |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: email@example.com | 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.
We are now recruiting SLEs and DLEs
From Monday 26th March up to Thursday 24th May (noon) the recruitment window is open to new applicants. To find out more about how you can become part of the Dartmoor TSA system leader team click on the links below. SLEs and DLEs play a key role in supporting colleagues, delivering school improvement programmes, providing CPD and leading networks.
Proud of our cross phase alliance
Our alliance is made up of 77 schools (53 primary and 24 secondary) 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