Meet the Headteacher
One family, branching out together
‘For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.’
(Romans 12 verse 4-5)
Our Federation is a safe and caring environment which allows our community to flourish and grow. We nurture positive relationships, which lie at the heart of all that we do.
We believe in engaging pupils through challenging and inspiring learning opportunities, which are rooted in practical learning. We foster independence and resilience, enabling each unique individual to fulfil their potential academically, socially, morally and spiritually, learning to become responsible members of our society. They are:
By peace we mean that all members of the school community, as far as it depends of them, strive to live at peace with another (Romans 12 verse 18) and that pupils and staff make every effort to maintain the bond of peace throughout the school day (Ephesians 4 verse 3).
By friendship we mean that all members of the school community aim to treat others as they would wish to be treated (Luke 6 verse 31), looking out for the vulnerable and remembering that ‘a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.’ (Proverbs 27 verse 9).
By endurance we mean that staff and children alike resolve to forget what is behind and push on towards our shared goals (Philippians 3 verses 13-14), setting our faces like flint and meeting challenges with a cheery optimism and a desire to grow.
All leaders and the majority of the staff confidently articulate and live the Christian vision in their day to day lives as these Christian values are at the heart of our school.
Meet the Staff
Head of School and Class 2 Teacher
School Business Manager
Class 1 Teacher
Class 2 Teaching Assistant
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Class 1 Teaching Assistant MSA and ELSA
Specialist Sports Coach
Meet our Governors
- 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.
We have several types of Governor
Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school.
Representative from the diocese.
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.
Members of our governing body are drawn from different aspects of our community. We have members who are parents (elected by the parental body); Foundation (selected by the Parish); Staff (elected by the staff); and those who have a role that entitles them to be a governor (Headteacher & Vicar). Any queries should be directed to Chris Taperell (Chair of Governors) or Mrs Suzanne MacDonald (Headteacher). Our governors operate within the guidelines of an agreed , and are expected to operate within the ‘Nolan Principles of Public Life’ at all times
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
|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
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
RIG - Rapid Improvement Group for Curriculum & Standards
Finance - Finance, Staffing & Resources
Church - Church Working Group
PM - Performance Management (also includes an independent advisor)