A very warm welcome to our school’s website. At Chapel Haddlesey we care about each individual child and we are passionate about the education that they receive in our care. We are proud of our child-centred approach to learning, our engaging curriculum and our commitment to our ‘educating the whole child’ ethos, with Christian values at our core. We work hard to give our children a variety of experiences to enable them to develop high aspirations for their future.

At our school we believe that children are better able to reach their full potential when we work in effective partnership with parents and carers. To that end, we actively encourage family engagement in school life, ensuring that our children are challenged academically, inspired creatively and supported and fostered in their emotional development. We believe that with this balance, our pupils develop the self respect and self esteem they need to succeed in life.

Being a part of the Chapel Haddlesey family is a real privilege. Hopefully this website will give you a small window into our school. If you’d like to see more of what Chapel Haddlesey has to offer, we would be delighted to welcome you and to show you around our school.

Suzanne MacDonald – Headteacher

Meet our teaching staff

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Suzanne  MacDonald



Tom Marshall

Teacher – EYFS & KS1

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Rachel Lindley

Teacher – KS2

Loving life, loving learning, loving God.

Meet our teaching support staff

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Nicola Hall

Teaching Assistant & PE Instructor

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Sarah Hudson

Midday Supervisor

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Pauline Briggs

KS2 Extension Teacher

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Julie Marwood

Admin & Finance Officer

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Joanna Russell

Midday Supervisor

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Helga Lovewell

Teaching Assistant


Sarah Turner

 Higher Level Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisor


Kathryn Page



Janet Smith

Teaching Assistant & Cook

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Sally Smith

KS2 Extension Teacher

Our School Song

Meet our governors

We are fortunate to have a team of nine governors making up our Governing Body and their role in school encompasses the following:

  • Setting aims and targets for the school and checking the school’s progress towards attaining these.
  • Monitoring how well the school’s policies and plans are working.
  • Accounting for the performance of the school and Governing Body.
  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at school is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.
  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget.
  • Challenging and supporting the Headteacher and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.
  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.

There are several different types of Governor:

Parent Governor

Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school..

Staff Governor

Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.

Local Authority (LA) Governors

Appointed by the LEA

Co-Opted Governors 

Appointed by members of the governing body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

Our governors serve for a period of four years and meet every half-term.

School Governors at Chapel Haddlesey Primary for the academic year 2016/17

Name Date Appointed Type of Governor Term Position Committee responsibility Areas of responsibility Attendance Record at FGB Meetings 16/17 Attendance Record at FGB Meetings 15/16 Other Governor-ships Declared Interests
Prof. Alister Burr Sept 2016 Foundation 4 years Maths. 1/1 4/5
Rev. Anna Burr Ex officio Foundation Ex officio TLA Committee SIAMS, personal development, behaviour & welfare, mentor governor. 1/1 5/5 Hambleton CE Primary School
Richard Keep Nov 2013 Parent 4 years Vice-chair of Governors TLA Committee


Quality of teaching, learning & assessment, E-safety, 1/1 3/5 Hummingbird UK website design
Suzanne MacDonald Sept 2015 Headteacher TLA Committee, SFBP Committee Safeguarding. 1/1 5/5
Rob Purdy


Feb 2016 LA 4 years SFBP Committee (Chair), CP Committee PE Funding, pupil premium funding, SEN. 1/1 3/3
Nicola Sûgars Sept 2014 Co-opted 4 years TLA Committee, SFBP Committee, CP Committee English, safeguarding, pupil outcomes. 1/1 5/5
Chris Taperell Nov 2014 Parent 4 years Chair of Governors TLA Committee (Chair), SFBP Committee (Vice-chair), CP Committee Effectiveness of leadership & management, health & safety & premises, recruitment & selection. 1/1 5/5 Taperell Environmental Ltd
Julian Watson Sept 2014 Co-opted 4 years SFBP Committee EYFS. 0/1 4/5
Rachel Lindley March 2016 Staff 4 years 1/1 2/3

TLA Committee – Teaching, Learning & Assessment Committee

SFBP Committee – Staffing, Finance, Buildings & Premises Committee

CP Committee – Complaints Panel Committee