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.
Ian Courtney MBE
Ian has been a school Governor for 17 years and Chair of Governors for 10 years, working within the Dartmoor Federation for the last six years. He was previously Chair of the Devon Association of Governors and Devon Education Forum. He is currently chair of the National Governors Association and a National Leader of Governance as well as being a trustee of 4 charities including Dartmoor Co-Operative Learning Trust (founding chair & current company secretary). Ian speaks at national conferences and holds regular meetings with Government Ministers and at APPG on school governance. He attends frequent meetings with national leaders of school leadership organisations including ASCL, NAHT & NASBM, plus others with NUT & ATL national Union leaders. In his last 8 years with RBS he worked with businesses in distress seeking mutually agreeable solutions. As Chair of DEF he was involved in the design and consultation of the Devon school funding formula. As Chair of CFAR 2000-2006 (Centre for Adolescent Rehabilitation) he worked with persistent young offenders and oversaw strategic management of the charity with 50+ employees and a turnover of £1.7 million. This also involved negotiations with Government, political lobbying, fundraising & working with major national and EU grant givers.
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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.
Marilyn has been involved in school governance for about 15 years; first as a local authority and then as a church appointed governor for Northlew & Ashbury Church of England Parochial School Since September 2015 Marilyn was a diocesan appointed foundation governor for the Dartmoor Federation. Whilst with Northlew, Marilyn was Chair of the Pupil and Premises and Curriculum committees. At present she is a member of the Dartmoor Federation's Finance and HR Committee and Chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee. She is also the link governor for the Federation with the Dartmoor Teaching School Alliance.
Marilyn is a Lay Worship Leader in the Northmoor Team of parishes in the Okehampton area and holds a PhD in Economic History from The Queen's University of Belfast, a Masters degree in Medieval Studies from the University of London (RHBNC) and a BA in History and History in Art from the University of Victoria in Canada.
Marilyn has been a partner in Western Writers’ Block for over 30 years; who provide writing and editorial services for a wide range of businesses and institutions and write non-fiction history books. Marilyn is one half of the crime fiction writing team, A J MacKenzie and has also been an AS and A level examiner in History for OCR since 2006. Marilyn was born and grew up in Canada, but have been resident in the UK for 30 years, 17 of those in Devon.
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.
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.
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.
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.