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Vacancy for a School Governor


Purley CofE Primary School is a village school despite its proximity to Reading. In 2013, the school expanded from an infant school to a primary school. Currently there are four classes with 108 pupils on roll. The school has an excellent local reputation and was very well-regarded in our Ofsted and SIAS Inspections.

We currently have a vacancy for a Co-Opted Governor. This is a valuable, voluntary positon on our school governing body. We are a strong team of governors, where everyone supports each other embracing our school ethos “ learn to love and love to learn”.

Co-opted governors contribute to fulfilling the normal functions of the governing board but need not be experts in the field of education themselves. We are prioritising a search for people who can use their experience to strengthen our work, for the benefit of all the pupils in our school. The role of a governor is an excellent way of contributing directly to the development of the next generation of our community and we are dedicated to developing and nurturing each and every child, within the Christian ethos of our school.

You will need time to offer to attend 11 meetings a year which last around 2.5 hours and to occasionally visit the school during the school day. A wide range of training is available through West Berkshire Council and on line as well as support from existing governors.

Please contact Selina Hall, Clerk to the Governors, via e-mail:

Learn to love, love to learn “Let all that you do be done in love” 1 Corinthians 16:14

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Community Support Groups

Community Support groups

The following groups are able to offer help for people who require assistance during the current crisis.

  • Purley Residents Support Committee
    call 07803 346552
    FaceBook – Purley Residents Support Committee
  • Reading Mutual Aid
    call 07380 248606 for help with prescriptions
    FaceBook – Reading Mutual Aid
  • The Purley Beeches Residents’ Association web site is temporarily being used to share useful information –
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