North Beckton Primary School has an active governing body. We act as “a critical support function” to the school, providing strategic governance to ensure that all children receive the best possible education. The governing body meets as a whole group at least once a term and delegates its business to a range of committees, where appropriate.


What do we do?

The governing body has an important part to play in raising school standards through its three key roles:

  • setting strategic direction
  • ensuring accountability
  • monitoring and evaluating school performance

We have responsibility together with the leadership team for agreeing the policies for the general running of the school. Our role is crucial:

  • We fulfil statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and an inclusive environment
  • We ensure the school finances are in order by monitoring the school's budget on a regular basis
  • We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of the school on all issues that affect the learning and welfare of our pupils

The governing body is drawn from the staff of the school, the Local Education Authority, parents and the wider community that our school serves.

NamePositionEnd DateAppointed byRegister/Pecuniary interests form
Lisa SpencerChair;Raising Attainment and Progress (Lead);12/10/2019Co-opted Governor20161102103231.pdf
Anqi GuoLeadership and Management;17/05/2019Co-opted Governor2575_001.pdf
Marion MaySafeguarding Children;Personal Dev & Well Being;17/05/2019Co-opted Governor20161102103256.pdf
Jacqueline WithnallChair of Finance; Personal Dev & Well Being;17/05/2019Co-opted Governor20161102103311.pdf
Sherine El-Damanawi PrattLeadership and Management (Lead);12/05/2019Parent Governor20161102103104.pdf
Monika KotwicaPersonal Dev & Well Being;12/05/2019Parent Governor20161102103139.pdf
Mohammad ShakirTeaching; Learning and Assessment;24/04/2017Parent Governor20161102103215.pdf
Sarah IssopVice Chair;Govs Forum Representative;Raising Attainment and Progress;24/04/2017Parent Governor20161102103122.pdf
Andy SmithGovernors' Training Link;12/10/2017Authority Governor20161102103409.pdf
Paul HarrisActing Executive Headteacher
Alison HelmActing Headteacher

Finance, Premises & Staffing Committee

NamePositionEnd DateAppointed by
Jackie WithnallChair (FPS)17/05/2019Co-opted Governor
Anqi GuoChair (GB until June'16)17/05/2019Co-opted Governor
Lisa SpencerChair (GB from June'16)12/10/2019Co-opted Governor
Sarah IssopVice Chair (GB)24/04/2017Parent Governor


Attendance 2016-17




Back to Top