Exwick Heights Primary School

Dawn Chapman
Primary Programme Lead for ITT - Exeter Consortium

Before joining Exeter Consortium in 2018, 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 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 the Exeter 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 ECTs and developed expertise in having constructive coaching conversations. The most rewarding aspect of her role is building supportive relationships with trainees, ECTs and teachers in partner schools.