Dartmoor MAT Trustees
Daryll Chapman - Chief Executive Officer
Daryll started his teaching career in 1987 in Hemel Hempstead. Following various promotions he secured his first senior position as Deputy Headteacher in 1999. In 2001 he became the Vice Principal of Okehampton College, securing the position of Principal in 2005.
Following an 'outstanding' Ofsted judgement in 2014, he was appointed Executive Principal of the Dartmoor Federation, a Federation of five primary schools and the College.
He has represented the Devon Association of Secondary Headteachers (DASH) on the Schools Finance Group, School Organisation Group, Schools Forum and DASH Executive Group.
He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2017.
Tania Skeaping - Chair of trustees
Tania has been Vice Chair of Governors at the Dartmoor Federation since it was formed in 2011 and is also Chair of the Teaching and Learning challenge group, having chaired staff and student discipline committees. The Federation Primary Schools were rated good by OFSTED in 2014 and the College outstanding. Tania is also Vice-Chair of the Dartmoor Co-Operative Learning Trust.
Tania worked for 7 years in London at Sotheby’s where she worked her way up from being an intern to valuation manager; project managing on average a portfolio of 80 valuations of clients’ art collections for probate, insurance and sale purposes. Her geographical areas of responsibility were France, Belgium and London. Tania then had a complete change of career in 2002, taking a PGCE in art secondary at Exeter University and then worked for 3 years covering art Teachers on long term sick leave and supply teaching at Okehampton College. When her first child was born Tania stopped teaching and began working part-time for an internet start-up doing a similar job to the one she had at Sotheby’s but on a virtual platform, a job she does today alongside working as a professional artist. Tania is married with two stepsons and two sons.
John has wide experience of governance in education having been a primary school governor for many years both in Solihull and latterly in Devon. This has included being both Chair of the board and Chair of finance. Besides being a Trustee of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust John is on the Local Governing Body at Okehampton Primary School and Chair of two small federated schools near Holsworthy.
In his day job, before retirement, he was a senior member of general management within the Logistics and Aerospace industries. Besides having a number of line management roles involving multi-disciplinary teams, he was the lead on a number of change and reorganisation projects.
John is proud to be part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust Board and he particularly wants to help the new MAT to become established and effective. His general management background is of value in establishing and embedding the governance structure needed to make the MAT successful.
John strongly believes that by formally collaborating we can ensure the best educational outcomes for our children and the best career prospects for our staff.
Jane is a first time Trustee and excited to be part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust working to support all pupils in reaching their full potential. She is a Chartered Accountant, has an MBA from the London Business School and has spent most of her career working in the financial services industry as a corporate financier, investment manager and latterly as Finance Director of a number of AIM quoted companies.
For three years Jane worked at Ardingly College as Development Director raising money to support the school bursary program and capital projects including the building of a sports pavilion. Jane was part of the senior management team who successfully achieved an outstanding inspection report.
Jane moved down to the South West four years ago to take on the role of CEO at Folk2Folk and has since made Tavistock her home. Jane works as an executive coach, and holds four Non-Executive Directorships, including 2 locally with Exeter Science Park and South West Mutual, with a focus on governance, strategy and finance.
Philip did a degree course in agriculture at Nottingham University and then undertook hotel management for 3 ½ years. Philip has worked in the NHS as a Trust Board Director. He now runs his own Health Care Consultancy business part time.
Philip ran a youth club for many years and is still actively involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme assessing at Bronze, Silver and Gold Award levels.
Philip has been a Voluntary Warden with the Dartmoor National Park for almost 40 years and regularly walks and help maintain a network of paths on Dartmoor.
Philip is currently a Town Councillor on Tavistock Town Council and is also the Mayor this year. Philip has been a Governor of Tavistock College since 2009 and has chaired the Resources Committee for a number of years.
Jeanette started her teaching career in 1995 in a large inner city school in Birmingham before moving to Devon and teaching in both small rural and large urban settings. In 2013 Jeanette took up a post as SEND Adviser for Babcock LDP, promoting the best possible outcomes for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities through supporting and challenging schools to ensure high quality provision for these learners. She has extensive experience of working in partnership with a wide range of services and teams. In 2018 Jeanette was promoted to Strategic Lead for SEND & Inclusion for Babcock LDP and now leads the SEND and Inclusion teams, working in close partnership with the local authority and schools.
Jeanette is also a Governor for the new school in Okehampton - St James.
Jeanette has a degree in Human Psychology, PGCE in Primary Education (SEND), has completed Ofsted training (PTSI), ILM Level 3 and Ipsea SEN Legal Training.
Graham Briscoe is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Certified Management Consultant, a Fellow of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management and the Institute of Administrative Management, and in 1997 was awarded the annual Fellow Medallist of the World Productivity Congress in Chile..
Graham has worked in many management services roles throughout his thirty-five year career with Royal Sun Alliance ( Phoenix - Bristol / Sun Alliance - Horsham / Royal Sun Alliance - Liverpool ), along with seconded company appointments in group companies in the USA, Sweden, Mexico and Southern Africa. He has worked in a variety of roles including project and change management, information technology, quality and customer service management, HR and Talent Management, facilities management, continuous improvement, business process re-engineering, transformational change, due diligence and office relocations associated with company mergers and acquisitions.
Since retirement, Graham has built up a portfolio of University Boards, Further Education Corporations, Multi Academy Trust and Awarding Body Board`s Governor and Director positions, along with NED and Trustee roles with Housing Associations, University Student`s Unions and a number of Charities. He is Chair of the Redcliffe Parish Charity in Bristol, and is a Trustee and Chair of the Audit, Risk & Governance Committee of CXK in Ashford - an ex Connections young peoples support Charity. Graham also provides Change Management and Facilities Management pro-bono support to Charity, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations in South-West England and South-East Wales.
Morgen Witzel is a writer and lecturer. He is the author or co-author of more than thirty books, including works on leadership, ethics and governance, and has written for periodicals including the Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Toronto Globe and Mail and Los Angeles Times as well as many professional publications. He is an editorial board member of The Smart Manager, India's leading English-language business magazine.
Morgen lectures at the University of Exeter Business School on subjects including strategy, leadership and ethics, and at the University of Edinburgh, University of Warwick, Audencia Nantes in Frances and the Economics University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and has been a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund.
Prior to joining the board of the Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust, Morgen was for eleven years a trustee of EDP, a charity delivering substance misuse programmes in Devon and Dorset. He continues as a trustee of Libraries Unlimited, where he served briefly as interim chair, and as an independent member of the Joint Ethics Committee for Devon & Cornwall/Dorset police forces