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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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.

Kevin can be contracted via the school office


Mrs Emma Young, Acting Headteacher

As Acting Headteacher, Mrs Young 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 Mary-Jane Saunders, Parent Governor


“I am a local Mum with 2 children attending the school. Having spent over 15 years in Primary Education I wanted to use my skills, knowledge & understanding to become part of the team and be actively involved in supporting the school. As a teacher and a parent, I feel passionately about all children’s learning and enabling all children to achieve their full potential.

I currently run a community interest company running singing sessions to help mental well-being, you may hear us singing on the school run! “