Message from South Tawton , Chagford and North Tawton Governing Body 

      We are pleased to announce that, subject to finalising paperwork, the Joint Governing Body have been successful this week in recruiting a permanent Executive Headteacher across our schools, Mrs Elizabeth Underwood.

      Mrs Underwood's previous role was as headteacher of a large Church of England  Ofsted 'Outstanding' Academy school in Buckinghamshire. She moved down to Devon recently and, now she is settled, she says she is very eager to take on a new professional challenge. Mrs Underwood impressed the recruitment panel in that, although she recognised the strength of each school, she could also see their huge potential. Whilst in her previous role, Mrs Underwood could describe the exciting IT programs she had brought into school, she is obviously equally happy writing and producing musicals with the children. In addition to impressing us through the rigorous recruitment activities, Mrs Underwood was also the favourite of the school council, made up from pupils across all three schools. Mrs Underwood is keen to come into the schools to say hello and get to know the schools as quickly as possible in order to hit the ground running in September. 

      During this year some of our schools have had temporary leadership positions. We are looking to resolve all of these to permanent solutions for September in the coming weeks and we will of course keep you informed as things progress.

      Please see the letter below from the Chair of Trustees of the Dartmoor MAT.

      Letter-from-Chair-of-Trustees.pdf

      Please see the attached notice of the Dartmoor MAT AGM

      Dartmoor-MAT-AGM-Notice.docx

      Our Breakfast Club is now open from 7:45 - 8:40. Sessions can be easily booked and paid for through your School Gateway accounts. 

      Breakfast Club Coming Soon!

      We are currently adverting for a play leader for our breakfast club which will be opening in January. Please find details of this vacancy in the 'About Us' tab under 'Staff.'

      The forest school area has undergone a transformation over the Summer holidays. Year One enjoyed their treat day in the forest school, as a result of selling the most raffle tickets for the Grand summer raffle.

      Year Six have been down to the forest school and were able to make use of some of the new forest school equipment.