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.


Deputy Headteacher

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.


Teaching Staff  

Foundation Stage - Mrs Alison Cherry Team Leader

Foundation Stage - Mrs Christina Haywood/Mrs Sarah Preece

Year 1 & 2 - Mrs Charlotte McGibben/Mrs Carol Walters

Year 1/2 - Miss Sandra Gill

Year 1/2 - Miss Sarah Jenks

Year 1/2 - Mrs S Heilbrunn

Year 1/2 - Ms. Kate Einzig Year 1/2 Team Leader

Year 3 - Mrs Bryony Bushell

Year 3 - Mr S McGlynn

Year 4 -  Mr Craig Taylor

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 Yr 5/6 Team Leader

Year 6 - Ms Sheena Taylor 


Teaching Assistants

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. 

Mrs Janet Joffe is our School Counsellor

Business Management

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.

Site Manager

David Depoiy


 Kitchen Staff

School meals are prepared daily in the school kitchen by Lisa, lyn & Debbie. 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, led by Sharon, help children in the dining hall and supervise them during lunchtime play. They help ensure that lunchtime is a pleasurable experience.