School Staff Details
I am David Barnett and I have been Headteacher of Chudleigh CE Community Primary School since September 2008. I worked in a number of different schools in Bath and Bristol before moving to Devon to work as the Headteacher of a small school near Plymouth. Before starting at Chudleigh I worked for 2 years with the government’s PE and Sport agency heading up their primary programmes. Chudleigh is a small town in a beautiful part of Devon and there are views of the hills and surrounding countryside from the playgrounds. I really enjoy the very varied job of a Headteacher and try to spend as much time as possible with the children in the school, in classrooms, on the playground, at after school clubs and on trips and residentials. Chudleigh is a great school to work in with a highly committed and talented staff team who provide a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their skills, knowledge, understanding and interests across a wide range of areas.
I am married with 4 children and enjoy music, rugby, getting out and about on Dartmoor, kayaking and surfing in my spare time.
Mrs Emily England
With responsibility for teaching & learning and curriculum.
Inclusion Manager/ Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Mel Short
With responsibility for progress and provision for all identified groups of children, including SEN.
Foundation Stage Mrs Alison Cherry
Foundation Stage Mrs S Helibrunn
Foundation Stage/Year 1 Mrs Christina Haywood/Miss Vivienne Bowld
Year 1 Mrs Charlotte McGibben/Mrs Carol Walters
Year 1 Miss Sandra Gill
Year 2 Miss Sarah Jenks
Year 2 Mrs Kate Einzig Year 1/2 Team Leader
Year 3 Ms Sheena Taylor
Year 3 Mr S McGlynn
Year 4 Mrs Bryony Bushell
Year 4 Miss Suzanne Wright Yr 3/4 Team Leader
Year 5 Mrs. Regine Anderson/Mrs Amanda Gale
Year 5 Mrs Belinda Lacey
Year 6 Miss Caroline Morgan
Year 6 Mr Craig Taylor
We have a large team of Teaching Assistants who provide support to staff, to individual pupils and to learning groups across the school. Many of them have taken additional qualifications to enhance their skills and talents. Some are assigned to children whose educational, social or physical needs require one to one support, thus promoting an inclusive education for all pupils. As well as direct classroom support, TAs carry out a multitude of other duties essential to the smooth running of a large school.
The first ‘port-of-call’ for visitors and parents is the school office where our business management team provide a warm welcome and answer queries. Frances, our School Business Manager, is ably supported by Ruth and Sarah. They have responsibility for all administrative procedures relating to pupils, finance, assessment, attendance etc.
School meals are prepared daily in the school kitchen by Lisa, Wendy and Nicola. The emphasis is very much on healthy menus, with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, supplementing the nutritionally balanced and varied main courses. A computer is used for up-to-date administration of meals and ‘dinner money’.
Meal Time Assistants
Our team of Meal Time Assistants help children in the dining hall and supervise them during lunchtime play. They help ensure that lunchtime is a pleasureable experience.