Maureen Benson, pupils of Follifoot CE Primary School,new headteacher Lisa Metcalfe

New Headteacher for Follifoot CE Primary School

3 April 2012

A new headteacher has been appointed at Follifoot CE Primary School. Lisa Metcalfe will take the helm at the thriving rural school situated in the heart of Follifoot Village in Harrogate from Monday 16th April.

Currently the deputy head at Kirk Fenton CE Primary School, where she was acting head from September 2010 to April 2011, Lisa Metcalfe will take over from the acting headteacher at Follifoot, Maureen Benson. Metcalfe was brought up in Ilkley and Tadcaster and attended St John Fisher’s RC High School in Harrogate followed by St John Fisher’s and St Aidan’s associated sixth form to do her A Levels. From there, she went to Trinity and All Saints to do a BA QTS to begin her teaching career.

Maureen Benson, pupils of Follifoot CE Primary School,new headteacher Lisa MetcalfeMaureen Benson, pupils of Follifoot CE Primary School,new headteacher Lisa Metcalfe 


Lisa Metcalfe comments:

I am delighted to have been appointed as headteacher at Follifoot CE Primary School. I am excited about the potential the school has to offer and the prospect of leading it in its next phase of development. I believe that every child can do amazing things and it’s our job to help make this potential a reality. With an outstanding education, every child has the freedom to choose their own future.

Lisa Metcalfe has been a teacher for over sixteen years and has been fortunate to work in four diverse and inspiring schools, each with their own challenges: Our Lady’s RC Primary in Doncaster, Rothwell Primary School in Leeds, Allerton Bywater Primary in Leeds and most recently Kirk Fenton CE Primary in Church Fenton. She is also a qualified Irish dancing teacher and has competed to world championship level herself, as well as training children from the age of six to compete at this level.

Follifoot Primary School currently has 41 children on its roll. There are two classes which are vertically grouped according to the children’s needs. The school is a very warm and friendly community where the children are supported by dedicated staff, governors and parents. Although small, the school is very lively with many extra curricular activities for the children to get involved in such as netball, football, art club and choir.

Lisa Metcalfe added:

I am looking forward to working with all the children, staff, parents, governors and local community in Follifoot to ensure that our children have the best opportunities possible to be successful and realise their true potential.


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