New headteacher takes the reins at Barkingside high school

PUBLISHED: 10:04 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 06 September 2018

Belinda Chapple is the new headteacher at Caterham High School. Photo: Nick Howe

Belinda Chapple is the new headteacher at Caterham High School. Photo: Nick Howe


With school terms starting this week, a new headteacher has taken the reins at a Barkingside high school.

Belinda Chapple has been appointed headteacher at Caterham High School, in Caterham Avenue, taking over from Dr Alan Atkins who was at the helm for 32 years.

She has more than 25 years experience teaching in Enfield, Barnet and Waltham Forest.

He previous role was as deputy headteacher in charge of secondary phase at the George Mitchell School, in Farmer Road, Leyton.

She said: “One of the things that drives me is that I believe there is a moral imperative to improve to life chances of children and I think staff here feel the same.”

She added: “We aim ultimately to make sure they get the qualification they need to step forward in adult life, in work, an apprenticeship or university.”

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