Meet the Exeter Consortium Team
Dawn Chapman - Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Primary Programme Lead
Before joining Exeter Consortium, Dawn taught within Exeter primary schools for more than 20 years in both specialist settings and mainstream schools in a range of different roles including Phase Leader and SENCO. She is also a Governor for one of our partnership schools.
She is also involved with supporting a school in Africa; Nayamba School is a charity school and Dawn has visited the school twice to teach and work with staff there, supporting the education of children in a very different setting to schools within our partnership.
Dawn is passionate about the importance of inclusive, high-quality state education for all children and maximising the outcomes for every child through excellent teaching – excellence that stems from making sure all teachers have access to the best professional development right from the start of their career. Over the course of her teaching career, Dawn mentored many trainee teachers and NQTs and developed expertise in having constructive coaching conversations.
Dawn has worked for Exeter Consortium as the Primary Programme Lead since 2018, working closely with schools across the region to develop and strengthen the partnerships that are vital to our approach. The most rewarding aspect of her role is building supportive relationships with trainees, NQTs and teachers in our partner schools.
Tel: 01392 927171 (Option 2)
Sara Thornhill - Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Assistant Primary Programme Lead
Sara Thornhill is our ITT Assistant Primary Programme Lead and Development Lead for the new SWIFT ECT programme.
Through leadership and Deputy Headship roles, Sara has strived to develop a culture of coaching to support development and improve the quality of teaching using regular incremental coaching.
Tel: 01392 927171 (Option 2)
Louise Honan - Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Administrator & Finance
Louise has worked for Exeter Consortium since its inception in 2012 in a variety of roles, giving her expertise in Finance, Recruitment and Communications. Within ITT, her role includes assisting the Programme Lead with the administration of the current School Direct programmes and provision for trainee teachers. She is usually the first point of contact for most future trainees and supports them through the process from recruitment, to DBS checks, DfE registration, bursaries and student finance.
Louise oversees the logistics and administration of the School Direct activity including communication with placement schools and applicants, organisation of recruitment and selection days, and finance. Louise also works with the ESP staff, assisting with the day to day running of the supply partnership.
Louise supports a charity school in Africa ‘Nayamba School’, following her visit there in 2019. When she’s not in the office, Louise loves spending time with her family and being outside with her many animals, including her Black Labrador and Horse.
Tel: 01392 927171 (Option 2 for ITT queries / Option 4 for Finance queries)
Robin Scott - CPD & Marketing Coordinator
Robin joined Exeter Consortium in 2019 and helps to organise and run our large CPD programme. He is also involved with creating the Exeter Consortium newsletter as well as contributing to the Consortium's various social media accounts.
In 2020 and 2021, he administered the TSSW/SWIFT Virtual Summer Conferences and helped with the transition of CPD from face-to-face to online delivery during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Robin graduated from Plymouth University with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and from Bournemouth University with an MSc in Sport Management.
Tel: 01392 927171 (Option 3)
Angela Escott – Administrator & Finance
Angela joins Exeter Consortium to provide Administration support across the team. Angela is an experienced administrator, having worked in a variety of fields including Healthcare, Higher Education and Food Manufacturing. She is looking to use her skills and knowledge to help build and develop her new role.
Tel: 01392 927171 (Option 1)