Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust

To provide the highest possible quality of education for all local children, ​in order to ensure pupils from all backgrounds are able to succeed.

The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust was created in January 2018 based on a shared vision that embraced both the Cooperative values and those of our Church of England schools.

We now include three secondary schools and 14 primary schools in our Trust, helping just under 5000 children and 720 staff to thrive – this is a truly exciting Trust to be involved with. We welcome your interest in joining us whether as a pupil, parent, member of staff or a governor so please look out for the opportunities when they arise.

“Dartmoor Multi Academy of 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.

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.

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

Dan Morrow, CEO and Trust Leader

About Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust

We are excited about the opportunities that such a cross phase Trust is able to offer our communities and we are committed to create an ambitious, forward thinking learning environment for all our pupils, students and staff. There will be opportunities for everyone connected to the Trust to grow and develop and therefore fulfil their ambitions.


  • Visibility of all day-to-day, short-term, long-term and permanent roles across Ark Schools
  • Weekly Pay
  • Optional contribution into Government Pension Scheme via Pension Auto Enrolment (PAE)
  • 24-hour self-booking portal
  • Online app to accept/reject bookings, view Pay Slips and work history
  • The opportunity to gain further experience/work across a wide variety of schools
  • A supportive and dedicated partnership team on-hand every day
  • A suite of 22 fully funded, nationally recognised, distance learning courses and accredited level two qualifications available with The Supply Register.

While each Ark school has its own ethos and character, they all draw upon the same principles:

  • High expectations
  • Excellent teaching
  • Depth for breadth
  • Knowing every child
  • Exemplary behaviour
  • Always learning

Job Opportunities

Preferred Supplier List

Where our staff bank is unable to meet all our cover requirements, we work with a preferred supplier list (PSL) of agencies to meet our day-to-day, short and long-term cover needs.

If you are seeking a supply role and would like to consider the opportunities at Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust, you should either contact our Trust Supply Service Team on 0208 588 960 or dartmoormat@supplyregister.uk.

For agencies interested in working with Ark Schools as a preferred supplier, please visit here and register to access documentation once published.

The Dartmoor Teaching School Alliance

The Dartmoor Teaching School Alliance DTSA is a cross-phase TSA working with schools across the wider Devon area. We are committed to excellence, passionate about the self-improving, school-led system, and believe it is a privilege to play a small part in supporting schools on their journeys.



Great reasons to train with us:

An outstanding partnership: Okehampton College and the University of Exeter offer trainees first class school placements and academic teaching.

Train close to home: With 88 schools in our Alliance from the greater Devon area, we offer trainees greater control over where they complete their training.

Matching trainees to placement schools: every effort is made to carefully match our trainees to the placement schools that will best develop their skills as a teacher.

Support into employment and beyond: We recruit trainees with the view to support them, through workshops and mock interviews, to secure their first post. Trainees that go onto teach in local schools are supported through our wide range of NQT and other professional development programmes.

Values-centred training: we are passionately committed to the values of co-operative schools that put people at the centre of everything we do. We are proud to offer a personal approach in everything we do and to afford people time, support and encouragement they deserve. ​​