Governance at Plaistow
The Governors at Plaistow Primary School have an important role in ensuring that the school provides a positive educational experience for all in our school community. They are committed to ensuring that all of our children get the best possible start in life.
Governors at Plaistow monitor the leadership of our school with regards to curriculum, standards and financial management, as well as the safeguarding of our pupils.
Governors ensure that strategic decision making is in line with the vision and values of our school.
Governors support, but also challenge the Head Teacher and wider leadership team in ensuring that the School Development Plan is a robust, comprehensive action plan that is followed, reviewed and reflected upon. They ensure that decisions, whether they be financial or human resources related, are informed by a well-thought-out and carefully constructed planning process.
The Governing Body of Plaistow
Our Governors provide expertise and experience across a range of skills so as to ensure that the Governing Body is able to undertake its duty to support the creation of a strong learning environment.
Meet Our Governors
Governor Attendance and Committees
Governors Committees are as follows:
- Curriculum (C)
- Standards (S)
- Finance, Staffing and Premises (FSP)
- Safeguarding (Sa)
- Head Teacher's Performance Management (HTP)
|Name||Category||End of Term Date||Full Governors Attendance 2020/2021||Committee Membership|
|June Thomas||Co-opted (Chair)||23.11.23||1/1||C S|
|Sue Giddens||Co-opted Vice-Chair)||23.11.23||1/1||C F HTP S|
|Dean Benoit||Head Teacher||n/a||1/1||C F S|
|Henry Cooper||Co-opted||27.03.23||1/1||C F S|
|Fay Flack||Co-opted||21.09.23||1/1||F HTP S|
|Muhammad Azam||Parent Governor||11.07.23||1/1||F S|
|Racheal Dzumbira||Co-opted||27.03.23||1/1||C HTP S|
|Donna Occleshaw||Staff Governor||20.10.23||1/1||C S|
|Johura Nasrin||Parent Governor||28.03.21||1/1||C|
|Nicoleta Drilea||Co-opted||12.07.21||1/1||C Sa|
Governor Declaration of Interests
|Name||Category||End of Term Date||Personal Interests||Business Interests||Date of Declaration|
|June Thomas||Co-opted (Chair)||23.11.23||None declared||None declared||November 2020|
|Sue Giddens||Co-opted Vice-Chair)||23.11.23||None declared||None declared||November 2020|
|Dean Benoit||Head Teacher||n/a||HT of School||HT of School||November 2020|
|Henry Cooper||Co-opted||27.03.23||None declared||None declared||November 2020|
|Fay Flack||Co-opted||21.09.23||None declared||None declared||November 2020|
|Muhammad Azam||Parent Governor||11.07.23||None declared||None declared||November 2020|
|Racheal Dzumbira||Co-opted||27.03.23||None declared||None declared||November 2020|
|Samantha Nairn||Co-opted||07.07.24||None declared||Employed by School||November 2020|
|Donna Occleshaw||Staff Governor||20.10.23||None declared||Employed by School||November 2020|
|Johura Nasrin||Parent Governor||28.03.21||None declared||None declared||November 2020|
|Nicoleta Drilea||Co-opted||12.07.21||None declared||None declared||November 2020|
Statement on Governor Expenses
The Governing Body of Plaistow Primary School and Children's Centre has adopted the policy that no expenditure outside of the Service Level Agreement with Newham Partnership Working will be authorised, with the exception of isolated cases which will be authorised by the Finance Committee (or the Chair of the Finance Committee where matters are urgent). Such examples may include specific training or travel associated with undertaking Governor Duties only.
Instrument of Government
The Instrument of Government sets out the arrangements for the constitution of all governing bodies of local authority maintained schools.
Our Instrument of Government states our governing body shall consist of:
- 2 parent Governors
- 1 Local Authority Governor
- 1 staff Governor
- 1 Head Teacher
- 5 co-opted Governors
Once appointed Governors serve a four-year term of office.