Plaistow Hill Primary 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

  • "Staff are kind, calm and encouraging - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Children flourish in an environment of genuine warmth and care - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils in Key Stage 1 are confident, listen to each other, share and take turns - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Parents and carers praise the work of the school - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "One parent expressed the view of many with the comment 'the atmosphere and attitude of all the staff is incredible' - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "The outdoor learning environment is used effectively to help children co-operate with each other and practise their number knowledge and skills - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils are happy at Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School - Ofsted, April 2022"
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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.

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 2024)

Name Position Category Appointing Authority Date of Appointment End Date
Mr Kevin Cockram
Governing body Trust




Mrs Sharon Burnett


Governing Body Trust
Mrs Emma Young
Assistant Head


Governing Body



(whilst acting Head)

Mrs Beccy Knight
Vice Chair
Governing Body Trust




Ms Laura Atwill
Mrs Mary-Jane Saunders
Parent body


Governing Body Pecuniary Interests (2024-25)

Governor's Name Pecuniary or Business Interests 2024-25

Mr Kevin Cockram


Mrs Sharon Burnett

Member of NAHT

Mrs Beccy Knight

Director and company secretary

Mrs Emma Young

 Member of NAHT

Ms Laura Atwill


Mrs Mary-Jane Saunders

Company Director


Governing Body Attendance at meetings (September 2024-25) 


Full Governors' Meeting

Mr Kevin Cockram


Mrs Sharon Burnett


Mrs Emma Young



Mrs Beccy Knight


Ms Laura Atwill (Clerk)



Mrs Mary-Jane Saunders