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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About our Governors

Mr Kevin Cockram, Chair of Governors


I have worked for the learning disabilities and mental health services since 1979 in Exeter and Plymouth. I was actively involved at Plaistow Hill when my own children attended the school over 30 year ago. I returned to the Governing Body at Plaistow in 2013, before and during the time of my grandchildren who have also attended their time at the school. I am now semi-retired from my managerial position here in Plymouth, continuing to work part time in local mental health services. I have held positions as Governor, Vice Chair and now being newly appointed as Chair to the Governing Body at Plaistow enabling me to continue to support the school using my managerial skills and knowledge, as a continuing active Governing member.


Mrs Sharon Burnett, Headteacher

As Headteacher, Mrs Burnett is a member of the Governing Body.


Mrs Beccy Knight, Co-opted Governor

"After 17 years I retired from working as a School Business Manager in a Plymouth secondary school. I am now working part time with a national company training, supporting and assessing School Business Managers as they study for Level 4, 5 and 6 qualifications in school business management. I enjoy playing an active role in the life of school and strive to give all children who attend Plaistow Hill the opportunity to achieve and aspire to fulfil their full potential. I hope that my experience in the management of finance, HR, premises and health and safety can prove useful as a member of the Governing body."


Mrs Becky Edmonds, Staff Governor

Mrs Edmonds, EYFS Teacher, is also a Staff Governor.


Mr Rob Sowden, Co-opted Governor

"As a dad to two boys who have enjoyed being taught at Plaistow Hill I am proud to now have a role in the school as governor. I have a background of performance management and intelligence analysis, and have performed roles in this area for the NHS and Devon and Cornwall Police. I currently work for Plymouth City Council in a similar role. I look forward to contributing to this wonderful school and to play a part in a bright future for the school and it's pupils." 


Mr James Anniss, Parent Governor 

"I’m delighted to have recently joined the Governing board at Plaistow Hill. I have two boys that attend the school. Having  attended the school myself and living in the local area it is a privilege to be part of the governing team.

 My background is within radiation protection and health and safety working for Babcock. As well as having a personal interest with SEN and experience within health and safety, I hope to contribute towards the future success of the school whilst maintaining its 'family feel'."


Mrs Fiona Warn, Parent Governor


 My name is Fiona, I am 32 years old and currently a stay at home mum to my 3 young children. Prior to this I have always worked full time in education and early years with particular interest in forest school and outdoor learning. My hobbies included spending time with my family, days out and exercise. I look forward to having an input at Plaistow Hill.