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
Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Teacher
Year 2, 3, 4 Teacher and Senior Teacher
Year 5 & 6 Teacher
Year 5 & 6 Teacher
Meet our support staff
Class 2 Teaching Assistant & PE Instructor
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 2 Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisor
Class 1 Teaching Assistant & Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Class 1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs J. Smith
Class 3 Teaching Assistant & Cook
Class 3 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
|Mrs Suzanne MacDonald
|05/17||Whilst in post||Headteacher at Barlow & Chapel Haddlesey Schools federation|
|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|
|Mrs Lizzy Hugill
|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|
|Mrs Karen Wood-Stones
|Parent Governor||Parents||Finance, Complaints||Mathematics||10/18||10/22||Governor at Armthorpe Academy|
|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|
| Mr Adam Wilson
|Co-opted Governor||Governors||RIG, Complaints||Outcomes for all pupils||10/18||10/22||None|
|Rev. Pete Watson
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
|09/10||Whilst in post||Foundation Governor at Brayton CE Primary School|
|Mrs Emma Winder
|Co-opted Governor||Governors||PM, RIG||
|10/18||10/22||Shareholder in software consultancy|
|Mrs Llian Spinks
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.