The South Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust (SDAMAT) was formed in April 2011 and when 5 local schools made the decision to work in partnership together: Ashburton Primary, Buckfastleigh Primary, Ilsington C of E Primary, South Dartmoor Community College and Widecombe Primary.
All schools within the SDAMAT have equal representation at leadership and governance level regardless of our school size. Last year we secured funding to build and open a new studio school - The Atrium. This school offers education focusing on the built environment for pupils from year 9+ . Moretonhampstead Primary School joined the Acdemy in September 2014 bringing our total number of schools to 7 with approximately 2,200 pupils.
We have 4 core principles that drive our partnership:
These principles underpin all that we do and are often a focus for our next steps of development as a group of schools. We are extremely united and dedicated in wanting to achieve the highest quality of education for all our pupils and all school leaders within the academy are invested in wanting all the schools to succeed. We make best use of opportunities to share good practise and our staff are used to working together across the schools.