Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

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  2. School Team

Meet the team

Hover over and click on a member of our team below to view his/her pen portrait.


Senior Leadership Team:

Head teacher: Mrs Karen Appleby

Deputy Head teacher: Mrs Catherine Ackroyd

SENDCo: Miss Sara Bradshaw

School Business Manager - Mrs Natalie Wallace


School Office

School Business Manager - Mrs Natalie Wallace

Administration Assistant:  Mrs Lynsey Honey


Teaching Teams:

Upper Key Stage 2

Year 6 Class Teacher - Mr Carl Parkin 

Year 6 Class Teacher - Mrs Catherine Ackroyd

Year 6 Learning Mentor - Mrs Debbie Tipping 

Year 6 Teaching Assistant – Mrs Katrina Roden (PM only)

Year 6 Teaching Assistant – Mrs Nikita Rickells - (Apprenticeship)



Year 5 Class Teacher - Mrs Juliette Green

Year 5 Teaching Assistant - Mrs Laura Guy


Lower Key Stage 2

 Year 4 Teacher - Mr Andy Harris and Miss Sara Bradshaw

Year 4 Teaching Assistant - Indigo Maughn


Year 3 Class Teacher - Miss Suzi Balasz and Miss Sara Bradshaw

Year 3 Teaching Assistant – Mrs Katrina Roden (AM only)


Key Stage 1

Year 2 Teacher - Mrs Clare Thompson

Year 2 Teaching Assistant - Mrs Verity Burnett (1:1)

Year 2 Teaching Assistant – Miss Nikita Rickells


Year 1 Teacher -  Mrs Stacey Carter & Mrs Rachael Calvert

Year 1 Teaching Assistant – Mrs Gill Ashall



 Early Years Foundation Stage


Reception Teacher - Mrs Tracy Tomb and Mrs Hannah Holland

Reception: Teaching Assistant - Mrs Wendy Roberts

Reception Teaching Assistant - Mrs Sophie Hills (1:1)

 Enhanced Support

Debbie Tipping - Learning Mentor and Early Help


Music Teachers (LCC Music Service)

Piano - Carolyn Pope 

Flute/Clarinet - Carolyn Pope

Violin -  Emiliana Christie

Guitar - Edward Hemsley


  Lunch time Team:                             


Lunchtime Supervisor: Mrs Angie Booth

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant: Miss Nikita Rickells

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant: Dzheylyan Mustafova


Caretaker & Cleaning:  Garner Domestics LTD

School Cleaner:  Mr Russell Barham

Caretaker:  Mr Colin Wright


Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Karen Appleby

Designated Safeguarding Deputy: Miss Sara Bradshaw 

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Esther Watt-Jones


SENDCo: Miss Sara Bradshaw 

Pupil Premium Champion: Mrs Catherine Ackroyd

Curriculum Lead:  Miss Suzi Balasz

Learning Mentor: Mrs Debbie Tipping

Mental Health First Aider: Mrs Debbie Tipping

Senior Leadership Designated Attendance Champion: Mrs Karen Appleby

Attendance Administrator:  Mrs Lynsey Honey

Equality, Inclusion, SEND Governor:

Outdoor Learning Lead:  Indigo Maughn


Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Team:


SMSC – Mrs Karen Apppleby

Religious Education:   Mr Rachael Calvert

Collective Worship:   Mrs Karen Appleby

Collective Worship and RE Governor:

Church School Leadership Governors: Mr Shaun Caig, Reverend Paul Ievins

Bishop's Visitor: 

Clergy: Reverend Paul Ievins


Subject Leader Roles - 2023/2024

Maths Subject Leader: Mr Carl Parkn

Computing Lead: Mrs Stacey Carter

English Subject Leader: Mrs Clare Thompson

History Subject Leader: Mrs Juliette Green

Science Subject Leader with Design and Technology:  Miss Suzi Balasz

Early years Foundation Stage:  Mrs Tracy Tomb

Religious Education:  Mrs Rachael Calvert

PSHE including RSE and Internet Safety and Geography: Mrs Catherine Ackroyd

PE: Mr Andy Harris

Music:  Mrs Karen Appleby

Geography: Mrs Tracy Tomb

Visual Art and Design: Mrs Hannah Holland

Modern Foreign Language: Miss Sara Bradshaw