Welcome from our CEO

Dan Morrow

Trust Leader and Chief Executive Officer

A very warm welcome to Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust!

I am delighted that you are interested in finding out more about us. DMAT was established as a Multi Academy Trust in 2018 with the vision to create ‘Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community’. We lead three secondary, an all-through school and 14 primary academies, including Early Years provision.

Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust was established as a family of schools and each and every day we are committed to deepening and cherishing that connection. We serve a diverse range of communities in Devon and are blessed with a landscape and setting that is breath taking; our mission is to ensure that the Education we provide to our children is equally expansive and rich.

I was first drawn to our family of schools by the strong foundations on which it was built, specifically, its Co-operative values which resonate with my personal beliefs, my professional ethos, and my ambitions for every child. As a young person, certainly I would have thrived in such a values-driven environment.

We are at an exciting time in the development of our Trust of Schools. Whilst we are rightly proud of all that has been achieved historically, we are ambitious to continue to improve the Quality of Education that our children receive and deepen and broaden our connection and service to our Communities. With firm foundations of trust, respect, and cooperation, DMAT is now extending our reach more intentionally into true Civic leadership. We believe we are an important part of the transformation needed to ensure that all can thrive and succeed.

The values of this Trust are based on the cooperative principles and complemented by the Christian ethos of our Faith schools. In our broad and inclusive approach, we offer a home for all and we accept all for who they are, and who they are becoming.

You will be reading this following the most extraordinary of times for all, in the wake of the pandemic. There is no doubt that much has changed for all and the extent and truth of that is yet to be truly felt. What is true is that schools and Trusts of schools have an even more vital role in ensuring that our Society, and most especially the next generation, can heal and grow. We must restore, repair, rebuild and indeed reimagine the entitlement and provision that is needed to give children not just opportunities in a world we cannot predict, but within a present that few of us can comprehend.

Our ambition is to be the strength and the compassion to imagine more.

Dan Morrow, Trust Leader and CEO