Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

Everyday my daughter is very eager to tell me what she has learnt and is always excited to be going to school

Year 2 Parent

  • "They have an amazing approach to teaching"
  • "My child adores school. The sense of fun and excitement you put into learning and teaching is great!"
  • "It's a welcoming environment where the teachers always make time for me."
  • "The school culture and environment is friendly, approachable and caring."
  • "The school is supportive, dedicated and a happy place to be."
  • "I like the way each child is treated individually."
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Every school has a Governing Body. The Education (No 2) Act, 1986, states that from 16th September 2013 the Governing Body will consist of 3 Parent Governors, 1 Local Authority appointee, 1 Staff Governor, 1 Headteacher and 4 Co-Opted Governors.  

Briefly the Governors’ duties are:

  • To see that each school is conducted in accordance with the Education Acts.
  • Finance - as it affects the needs of the school
  • To see that the premises are kept in a good state of repair and to direct how the premises might be used out of school hours.
  • To assist in the appointment of all staff in the school.
  • To exercise general responsibility for the welfare of the school.
  • Governors have always had responsibilities regarding the School’s Curriculum, but with the introduction of the National Curriculum, their duties in this sphere have been clearly defined.
  • Committees have been formed so that duties may be shared amongst the Governing Body.  This allows for Governors with the same interests or skills to work together for the benefit of the school. There are currently two committees – Building/ Finance & Safeguarding and Personnel/Standards & Community.
  • Full Governors’ meetings are held five times a year. The committees meet regularly as necessary, report their decisions and make recommendations to the full meetings.
  • If you wish to contact the Governors for any reason, you may do so direct or through the Clerk to Governors, via the School Office on 365410.

Governors List


Name Governor Category Specific Responsibilities Date of appointment End date               Appointed by    
Mrs Judith Walling                 Co-opted Governor / Chair Safeguarding, Gifted and Talented, Attendance, Behaviour, Anti-Bullying and Pay Committee  15/10/13  14/10/17 Governing body 
Mr Kevin Cockram Foundation and Board Trustee / Vice Chair HT Performance Management  17/09/13  16/09/17  Governing body Trust
Mrs Fiona Hazeel Staff Governor - Headteacher and Board Trustee    01/08/07    Governing bodyTrust
Mr Anthony Rollinson                    Staff Governor Health and Safety  15/09/14 14/09/18  Staff body 
Mrs Elizabeth Purnell LA Governor Maths, Health and Safety, HT Performance Management and Pay Committee  16/11/13 15/11/17  Governing body (from LA nomination) 
Mrs Jennifer Sweet               Foundation Governor Literacy  18/11/13  17/11/17  Governing body Trust
Mrs Sarah Stokes              Parent Governor LAC (Looked After Children) and SEN  17/11/14  16/11/18  Parent body
Vacancy Co-opted Governor        
Vacancy Parent Governor        
Vacancy Parent Governor        
Mrs Lesley Taylor           Clerk to the Governors    14/04/13    Headteacher










The Assistant Director for Education, learning and families is Judith Harwood, Plymouth Education Directorate, Civic Centre, Plymouth PL1 2AA Tel 01392 307465