The Governing Board for Streatley C of E Primary School aims to consist of a total of eleven people appointed from the community, by the Local Authority, Foundation and Staff Governors. Each brings their own perspective, skills and experience to the team. We are united in the firm belief that Streatley School is a wonderful primary school and there are no limits to what it can achieve. We all live mainly in and around the Streatley area, and enjoy being part of the wider community as well as members of the Streatley family.
As Governors, our role is to set out the vision, values and strategy for our School and make sure that these are delivered. We also have statutory duties, for example to ensure that children are safe while they are in our School and to run our finances responsibly. There is a phrase, 'Critical Friend,' which captures the way we behave as a Governing Board – we are there to support the Headteacher and the Staff, but also to question and challenge, where appropriate, because ultimately we are accountable for the School as a whole.
We meet as a full governing board six times a year and run a series of committees, which plays to the strengths of each individual governor. To successfully perform our role as a governing board, including our individually assigned Governor responsibilities, we make frequent visits to the school, by appointment.
We take pride in the fact that we know our school well and have a close working relationship with Miss Roberts and the team. In carrying out our responsibilities as a Governing Board, we aim to engage with everyone connected with the school, from pupils, parents, teachers, the church and wider community. We like to engage with school activities and functions where possible, such as musical and theatrical productions, the summer fete, assemblies, church services, not to mention the now legendary Easter Egg Rolling down Lardon Chase.
Parents are welcome to contact us, and can do so by getting in touch with the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Jessep, via the School Office: by telephone 01491 872399 or by email CtoGovernors@sps.w-berks.sch.uk
Mrs Jessep can also supply copies of minutes from governor meetings to anyone who wishes to view them.
Apart from the staff, we are all volunteers and give up our time because we think that it takes a whole community to help our school be the best it can be. We are proud of the many parents and local people who already help our school.