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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Governing body

Every school has a Governing Body. The Education (No 2) Act, 1986, states that from 16th September 2013 the Governing Body will consist of 2 Parent Governors, 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 area have been clearly defined.
  • In 2014 we decided that all of our meetings would be full governing body meetings so that all governors are fully involved in all decisions.  
  • Full Governors’ meetings are held six times a year. 
  • 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.

 

Please click here to read the Governors Annual Report to Parents 

 Our governors really value the continuous professional development available which helps them fulfil their role within school. Courses attended include:

Chairing skills, safeguarding, Prevent Duty, Moving schools from good to outstanding, working with parents, effective governance, Introduction to pupil premium, SEND, new governor induction, role of the parent governor, safer recruitment,budget monitoring, Headteacher performance management and meeting the Ofsted behaviour and safety judgement and chair and clerk update meetings

Full Governing Body Information (September 2020)

Name Position Category Appointing Authority Date of Appointment End Date
Mr Kevin Cockram
Chair
Co-opted
Governing body Trust
17/09/2013
17/09/2017
16/09/2017
16/09/2021
Mrs Sharon Burnett
 Head
Headteacher-Staff 
Governing Body Trust
1/05/16
 
Mrs Beccy Knight
Co-opted
Governing Body Trust
17/07/17
16/07/2021
Mrs Becky Edmonds
Staff
Staff 
Staff body
9/7/2018
8/7/2022
Mr Rob Sowden
 
Co-opted
Governing Body Trust
20/1/20
19/1/24
Mrs Lianne Avery
Parent
Parent body
20/1/20
19/1/24
Mr James Anniss
Parent
Parent Body
20/1/20
19/1/24
Mrs Lesley Taylor
Clerk
 
Headteacher
15/04/2013
 

 

Governing Body Pecuniary Interests (2020-21)

Governor's Name Pecuniary or Business Interests 2019-20
Mr Kevin Cockram Nil
Mrs Sharon Burnett Member of NAHT
Mrs Becky Edmonds Nil
Mrs Beccy Knight Director and company secretary
Mr Rob Sowden
Nil
Mrs Lianne Avery
Nil
Mr James Anniss
Member of Society of Radiological Protection
Mrs Lesley Taylor
Nil

 

 Governing Body Attendance at meetings (September 2020- present)

Name Full Governors' Meeting
Mr Kevin Cockram
Mrs Sharon Burnett
Mrs Becky Edmonds
Mrs Beccy Knight
Mr Rob Sowden
Mrs Lianne Avery
Mr James Anniss
Mrs Lesley Taylor (Clerk)

 The Assistant Director for Education, learning and families is Judith Harwood, Plymouth Education Directorate, Civic Centre, Plymouth PL1 2AA Tel 01752 307465