As a Wakefield Local Authority maintained school, we have a Governing Body.  Our Governing Body consists of 1 Headteacher, 1 Staff representative, 1 LA appointed member, 2 parents and 7 Co-opted governors.  Plus our clerk!


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Meet our Governors



Annamaria Spokes


I am very proud to have been elected Chair of the Board of Governors here at Streethouse Primary school earlier this year. Helping children to aspire to be the best they can be is very important to me. My headteacher at junior school helped to me overcome some early setbacks and inspired me to work hard.

I live in the Wakefield district and have worked for many years in and around the area. Through previous roles which included some time in local government I know all too well the challenges the area has and continues to face.

I have had a very varied career, but learning has always been at the core of everything I do. In my current role at a digital education provider, I see first hand the impact that technology can have on our children’s education. In addition I also see how important schools and good teachers are in providing structure and stability for our young people.

I have two children, both now in further education, and I understand the challenges faced by both parents and schools in delivering the best possible outcomes for children. I intend to bring my knowledge, experience and professionalism to this role and will work hard with your teachers to help them provide the best possible environment and opportunities for your children.             

Louise Ladds

Mrs Louise Ladds is the new Director of Pastoral Care and Wellbeing at Wakefield Girls’ High School.

I am delighted to have been appointed co-opted governor at Streethouse school. Although I have worked with school governors for many roles as a teacher and most lately as a member of the senior leadership team, I consider this to be an exciting new chapter in my career and an amazing opportunity to give back to the local community. 

I am also new to the area as I start a new job this September as  Assistant Head, Director of Pastoral Care and Wellbeing and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Wakefield Girls’ High School, after spending eleven years at Giggleswick School, an independent boarding and day school in the north of England for children aged 2 to 18 years.  There, I was Assistant Pastoral Lead for 2 years and prior to that was a Housemistress for 6 years. Enabling children to enjoy a happy, enriching childhood with opportunities to reach their potential now and in the future and to feel safe and cared for is key to my values and aims as an educator.

Growing up in the 21st Century has never been so challenging to this generation of children and we must ensure that they have the skills and resilience to deal with modern day challenges such as cyber safety, the impact of Covid and low self-esteem. I hope that my 25 years of teaching experience based in a variety of settings can make a difference at Streethouse School and help the governing body to drive forward new innovations and implement strategies to ensure that the school provides excellence across all areas of school life.