In March 2013, Christ Church C of E Primary School and St. Luke’s C of E Primary School started to work together in partnership, as a federation. A federation is a formal arrangement where schools come together to maximise funding, resources and expertise. Both schools work together in a ‘soft federation’, which means that they will both retain their own Governing Bodies, budget allocations, individual admissions, performance tables and Ofsted inspections.
The federation will remain in place until at least 2020, after which a review of arrangements will be undertaken. Mrs Zeronian-Dalley is strategically responsible for both schools until this time, as Executive Headteacher.
Working within a federation brings the opportunity for strong, strategic leadership and to work in different ways to ensure the highest quality teaching and learning for children in both schools. Collaboration between the schools will be mutually beneficial to pupils, parents and staff on both sites. Staff from both schools have already benefited from sharing best practice, shared training opportunities and support. Pupils from both schools have benefited already too, through extended and enriched curriculum opportunities.
The Federation of Christ Church Streatham C of E and St. Luke’s C of E Primary Schools aims for all of the pupils at both schools to become happy and confident learners: Christian values and high expectations are at the heart of all aspects of life in both schools, providing a safe and happy learning environment where children are encouraged to develop respect, self-esteem and confidence. We celebrate success and will encourage everyone to achieve their full potential by working together in partnership with parents, carers, the Church and wider community.
St. Luke's is governed by its own Governing Body, made up from 12 governors. Its purpose is to ensure that the school provides the best possible education for your children and is on track to become ‘outstanding’ in all areas.