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
Our Federation with Barlow Primary School
In Autumn 2018, after a rigorous consultation process, the Chapel Haddlesey governing body voted to federate with Barlow Primary School. Whilst each school maintains their own identity through the school logo, uniform, vision and values, there is one Headteacher and one governing body working in the best interests of the pupils and staff across both schools.
As the federation has strengthened its foundations, we have staff who work across both sites and deliver foundation subjects across the federation including PE, Cookery, French and SEN and Year 6 booster interventions. A Senior Leadership Team made up of the Executive Headteacher, a Head of School from both schools and a Business Manager implement the strategic direction of the school and meet regularly to drive forward the improvements identified on the School Development Plan.
The Head of School at Barlow, Mrs Hugill, is the Maths Subject Coordinator across both schools and Mrs Lindley, Head of School at Chapel Haddlesey, is the English Subject Coordinator. Mrs Marwood, Business Manager, splits her time across both schools to lead on HR, finance and health & safety. Mr Marshall, Class 1 Teacher at Haddlesey is the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Lead across both schools. Mrs Hall, qualified level 5 PE Instructor, leads on the PE curriculum and delivers this across both sites, providing evidence of how we spend the PE and Sports Funding each year. Mrs S. Smith, KS2 Teacher at both schools leads on Science and Mrs Lane, Class 1 Teacher at Barlow, is the IT subject coordinator across the federation. This team approach is working well to evaluate and improve our practices for the best outcomes for our children.
We are particularly proud of our new federation logo, which was designed in Spring 2019 and is now used on federation newsletters, policies and other shared documents.
Meet our teaching staff
Class 1 Teacher
Head of School and Class 3 Teacher
Class 2 Teacher
Class 3 Teacher (Mondays)
Meet our support staff
PE Instructor, Healthy Schools Coordinator
Midday Supervisor & Out of School Club Supervisor
Class 1 Teaching Assistant and Early Years Qualified Teacher
Class 1 Teaching Assistant and Out of School Club Leader
School Business Manager
Class 1 Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisor
Class 3 Teaching Assistant
ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
Class 1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Class 1 Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisor
Mrs J. Smith
Cookery Coordinator & Cook (on Fridays)
Class 2 Teaching Assistant
Class 2 Teaching Assistant and Midday Supervisor
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:
Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school..
Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.
Local Authority (LA) Governors
Appointed by the LEA
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 2018/19
Date of appointment
Term of Office
Business Interests/Relationships with staff/governors at other schools
Attendance at 2018/19 FGB meetings
|Mrs Suzanne MacDonald
|05/17||Whilst in post||Headteacher at Barlow & Chapel Haddlesey Schools federation||6/7|
|Rev. Anna Burr||Foundation Governor||York Diocesan Board of Education after consultation with parish||RIG, PM, Church||
Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, SIAMS
|12/17||12/21||Foundation Governor at Hambleton School||6/7|
|Mrs Lizzy Hugill||Staff Governor||Staff||RIG||10/18||10/22||None||6/7|
|Mr Rob Purdy||LA Governor||Nominated by LA and appointed by Governors||Finance, Complaints||
Vice-Chair, Leadership & Management
|12/17||12/21||Director of mortgage company||6/7|
|Mrs Karen Wood-Stones||Parent Governor||Parents||Finance, Complaints||Mathematics||10/18||10/22||Governor at Armthorpe Academy||5/7|
|Mr Chris Taperell||Parent Governor||Parents||Finance, PM, RIG||
Child Protection & Safeguarding, Recruitment and Selection, SEND, Pupil Premium, PE & Sports Funding, Health & Safety & Premises
|10/18||10/22||Director of waste management company||7/7|
|Mr Adam Wilson||Co-opted Governor||Governors||RIG, Complaints||Outcomes for all pupils||10/18||10/22||None||6/6|
|Rev. Pete Watson||Foundation Governor||Ex-officio||Church||
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
|09/10||Whilst in post||Foundation Governor at Brayton CE Primary School||2/7|
|Mrs Emma Winder||Co-opted Governor||Governors||PM, RIG||
|10/18||10/22||Shareholder in software consultancy||5/6|
|Mrs Llian Spinks||Co-opted||Governors||Finance, Complaints||
RIG – Rapid Improvement Group for Curriculum & Standards
Finance – Finance, Staffing & Resources
Church – Church Working Group
PM – Performance Management of Headteacher (also includes an independent advisor)
PM – Performance Management (also includes an independent advisor)
Our School Rules
In our school we:
Use our manners
Are kind and gentle
Use our time well
Talk about our worries
Say sorry when we need to
Agreed by the children of Chapel Haddlesey Church of England Primary School, September 2015.