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Plaistow Primary School

Our Governors

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

June Thomas

Sue Giddens

Dean Benoit

Henry Cooper

Fay Flack

Muhammad Azam

Racheal Dzumbira

Samantha Nairn

Donna Occleshaw

Johura Nasrin

Nicoleta Drilea

Governor Attendance and Committees

Governors Committees are as follows:

  • Curriculum (C)

Curriculum Committee Terms of Reference - Plaistow Primary School

  • Standards (S)

Standards Committee Terms of Reference - Plaistow Primary School

  • Finance, Staffing and Premises (FSP)

FSP Committee Terms of Reference - Plaistow Primary School

  • 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
Samantha Nairn Co-opted 07.07.24 0/1
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.