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School Governors

Plumstead Manor School - Governing Body

Welcome to the governance section of Plumstead Manor School.

Our Governors are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a range of skills and experiences to the role from within and outside the sphere of education. We also participate in rigorous induction and ongoing training as part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Education Service.

We aim to be representative of all the key stakeholders in the Plumstead Manor community including parents, staff, Local Council appointees and wider members of the community.

As Governors our guiding principles are success, harmony excellence and justice. These values reflects the skills and qualities we believe young people need to thrive and succeed in the 21st Century, and which we see as being the centrepiece of a Plumstead Manor education. We play a significant role as part of the leadership and management structure of Plumstead Manor School and exercise oversight and challenge in a non-executive capacity to the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team. One of our key responsibilities is to set the strategic direction, ethos and vision for the school. We also act as critical friend, offering both challenge and support to school leaders. We seek to bring a perspective, rigour and expertise beyond education to the table. Maintaining our accountability to the local community and to the standards of public life are very important to us and we take our duty and responsibilities as Governors very seriously.

We also support the school by participating in events and acting as ambassadors for the school in terms of communications and in using our own resources to enhance the opportunities available to the young people in our charge.

If you would like further information regarding the work of the board of Governors or would like to contribute to our work, then please contact our clerk at Lucy.Davies@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Governor biographies - click on the links below

Head Teacher

Mr Douglas Greig

Mr D GreigI have been a secondary school teacher for over 20 years, all of them in Royal Greenwich Schools.  I have held a senior leadership role for over 10 of those years, and was delighted to be appointed Head Teacher at Plumstead Manor in May 2015.   I am passionate about the power of education to unlock doors and open up opportunities for young people of all abilities and backgrounds, and I want the very best for all our young people.  I also believe that schools like ours have a vital role to play as focal points in their local community.  Our school is an engine of opportunity and improvement, a generator of harmony and cohesion for the young people and families of Greenwich.  These are exciting times at Plumstead Manor, and I am both privileged and proud to serve as the Head in our wonderfully diverse and vibrant school. 

Appointed by Greenwich Council:

Mr Dick Quibell

Mr D Quibell Dick Quibell has been closely involved in Education in Greenwich for over twenty years - as a governor of two other secondary schools and throughout his two terms as an elected Councillor (2006-2014). He spent several years chairing Greenwich Council’s Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Panel instigating successful work on provision for looked after children and increased take up of vaccinations. Now retired from his career as a management consultant, he has returned to his first love, Mathematics, and lectures part time at Greenwich University. His other interests include politics, cycling, cricket (Middlesex), football (Watford) and international travel.

 

Co-Opted Governors:

 

Ms S Le Bas (Chair)

Sue Le Bas Chair of GovernorsI have been a governor in Greenwich Schools for over 20 years. Beginning at Fossdene Primary and joining the Governing Body of Plumstead Manor at the turn of the Millennium. In both cases I started as a parent Governor seeking to support the staff who taught our children. As they moved on to university I became a co-opted Governor to support the school and the community where we live. In that role I supported the school in chairing the Specialism Committee. I became Chair of the Governing Body in the Autumn of 2015.
Professionally I have worked as a Primary teacher within Greenwich for 15 years. I now work, part-time in the voluntary sector as member care officer for iNet. Through iNet I also connect with a volunteer team helping to train teachers South East-Asia. I have also undertaken some short term cover roles in local schools but have no plans as yet in place for the autumn term.

 

Mr Thomas Wood

 

 

 

Tom works in Digital Risk for Lloyds Banking Group. His role includes using technology to reduce the risk for the bank and its customers, as well as looking at how the bank faces into emerging technological risks such as Machine Learning, Identity Fraud, A.I. and Blockchain. Tom has recently moved to Plumstead, and having worked previously as a Teacher, became a Governor to get involved in a meaningful way with the local community. His other interests include Cycling, Walking, Photography and DIY.

Dr Rachel Lee

Rachel has two daughters at the school. She has been a parent governor since 2012: previously for a local primary school (also as Vice Chair ) and now for Plumstead Manor. Her heart has always been to serve the local community and help young people achieve their full potential.
She works at Church of Christ the King in Plumstead where she is part of the leadership team but her background is mostly in Post-16 Education. Holding a Phd in Economics from the Sorbonne and a BA in Sociology, she has taught Economics, Business Studies, Social Sciences at many levels, from Secondary to University, and in threes countries (France, UK, Denmark). 

She is also a singer song-writer and has a passion for visual Arts.

 

Mrs Heather Davenport 

Heather is a Plumstead resident and her professional background has spanned both the private and public sector. Heather read Law at University and then started her career in Deloitte as a project manager and consultant, and then - after a brief stint working in Brussels for Development and Humanitarian Aid organisations - joined Her Majesty’s Government. Her career as a civil servant has been diverse and she has worked for The Treasury, HMRC, The Department for Transport and the Department for International Trade. She is currently working for the Treasury focusing on maximising efficiency and financial return from government assets.

Ms Sue Reid  - Awaited

Ms Jane Farmer

For most of her professional life, Jane taught English at secondary level.  She was also a head of year and through this pastoral aspect of her job, she became increasingly aware of some of the additional educational challenges faced by children in the care of their local authority and she moved to work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich supporting the education of children in the council’s care. 

 No longer working full-time, Jane now sits on both Greenwich and Lewisham councils’ Fostering Panels.

 Jane has been a Greenwich resident for most of her adult life and for eight years represented part the borough as a local councillor. 

 In her spare time, Jane enjoys reading, cooking, the cinema and travelling. 

Ms Feyi Nzenwa

A Project Professional with 11 years experience within the Financial Services and Insurance Industry which has involved working in array of departments such as Operations, IT, Corporate Social Responsibility etc

 Feyi has a passion for young adults succeeding and having the drive to reach their goals. 

 The reason for being a Governor stems from realising Education is the foundation to build lifelong learning experiences as a tool to reaching your own definition of successes. 

 During her downtime Feyi enjoys going on mini adventures with her husband and son, whether it be in the UK or somewhere in the world

 Ms Victoria Olayide Adesanya

 Victoria Olayide Adesanya is a Vice President, Structured Equity Derivatives Salesperson at Credit Suisse. Her role involves selling derivatives structures to various financial institutions, including Pension Funds, Asset Managers and Private Banks. Given her background, Victoria believes that a good education affords an individual a number of opportunities independent of where they come from. Consequently she is keen to continue to help Plumstead Manor School achieve its goal in providing a world class education to all young people.

School Governors

Plumstead Manor School - Governing Body

Welcome to the governance section of Plumstead Manor School.

Our Governors are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a range of skills and experiences to the role from within and outside the sphere of education. We also participate in rigorous induction and ongoing training as part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Education Service.

We aim to be representative of all the key stakeholders in the Plumstead Manor community including parents, staff, Local Council appointees and wider members of the community.

As Governors our guiding principles are success, harmony excellence and justice. These values reflects the skills and qualities we believe young people need to thrive and succeed in the 21st Century, and which we see as being the centrepiece of a Plumstead Manor education. We play a significant role as part of the leadership and management structure of Plumstead Manor School and exercise oversight and challenge in a non-executive capacity to the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team. One of our key responsibilities is to set the strategic direction, ethos and vision for the school. We also act as critical friend, offering both challenge and support to school leaders. We seek to bring a perspective, rigour and expertise beyond education to the table. Maintaining our accountability to the local community and to the standards of public life are very important to us and we take our duty and responsibilities as Governors very seriously.

We also support the school by participating in events and acting as ambassadors for the school in terms of communications and in using our own resources to enhance the opportunities available to the young people in our charge.

If you would like further information regarding the work of the board of Governors or would like to contribute to our work, then please contact our clerk at Lucy.Davies@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Governor biographies - click on the links below

Head Teacher

Mr Douglas Greig

Mr D GreigI have been a secondary school teacher for over 20 years, all of them in Royal Greenwich Schools.  I have held a senior leadership role for over 10 of those years, and was delighted to be appointed Head Teacher at Plumstead Manor in May 2015.   I am passionate about the power of education to unlock doors and open up opportunities for young people of all abilities and backgrounds, and I want the very best for all our young people.  I also believe that schools like ours have a vital role to play as focal points in their local community.  Our school is an engine of opportunity and improvement, a generator of harmony and cohesion for the young people and families of Greenwich.  These are exciting times at Plumstead Manor, and I am both privileged and proud to serve as the Head in our wonderfully diverse and vibrant school. 

Appointed by Greenwich Council:

Mr Dick Quibell

Mr D Quibell Dick Quibell has been closely involved in Education in Greenwich for over twenty years - as a governor of two other secondary schools and throughout his two terms as an elected Councillor (2006-2014). He spent several years chairing Greenwich Council’s Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Panel instigating successful work on provision for looked after children and increased take up of vaccinations. Now retired from his career as a management consultant, he has returned to his first love, Mathematics, and lectures part time at Greenwich University. His other interests include politics, cycling, cricket (Middlesex), football (Watford) and international travel.

 

Co-opted Governors:

 

Ms S Le Bas (Chair)

Sue Le Bas Chair of GovernorsI have been a governor in Greenwich Schools for over 20 years. Beginning at Fossdene Primary and joining the Governing Body of Plumstead Manor at the turn of the Millennium. In both cases I started as a parent Governor seeking to support the staff who taught our children. As they moved on to university I became a co-opted Governor to support the school and the community where we live. In that role I supported the school in chairing the Specialism Committee. I became Chair of the Governing Body in the Autumn of 2015.
Professionally I have worked as a Primary teacher within Greenwich for 15 years. I now work, part-time in the voluntary sector as member care officer for iNet. Through iNet I also connect with a volunteer team helping to train teachers South East-Asia. I have also undertaken some short term cover roles in local schools but have no plans as yet in place for the autumn term.

 

Mr Thomas Wood

Tom works in Digital Risk for Lloyds Banking Group. His role includes using technology to reduce the risk for the bank and its customers, as well as looking at how the bank faces into emerging technological risks such as Machine Learning, Identity Fraud, A.I. and Blockchain. Tom has recently moved to Plumstead, and having worked previously as a Teacher, became a Governor to get involved in a meaningful way with the local community. His other interests include Cycling, Walking, Photography and DIY.

Dr Rachel Lee

Rachel has two daughters at the school. She has been a parent governor since 2012: previously for a local primary school (also as Vice Chair ) and now for Plumstead Manor. Her heart has always been to serve the local community and help young people achieve their full potential.
She works at Church of Christ the King in Plumstead where she is part of the leadership team but her background is mostly in Post-16 Education. Holding a Phd in Economics from the Sorbonne and a BA in Sociology, she has taught Economics, Business Studies, Social Sciences at many levels, from Secondary to University, and in threes countries (France, UK, Denmark). 

She is also a singer song-writer and has a passion for visual Arts.

 

Ms Sue Reid  - Awaited

Ms Jane Farmer

 

For most of her professional life, Jane taught English at secondary level.  She was also a head of year and through this pastoral aspect of her job, she became increasingly aware of some of the additional educational challenges faced by children in the care of their local authority and she moved to work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich supporting the education of children in the council’s care. 

 No longer working full-time, Jane now sits on both Greenwich and Lewisham councils’ Fostering Panels.

 Jane has been a Greenwich resident for most of her adult life and for eight years represented part the borough as a local councillor. 

 In her spare time, Jane enjoys reading, cooking, the cinema and travelling. 

 Mrs Heather Davenport 

Heather is a Plumstead resident and her professional background has spanned both the private and public sector. Heather read Law at University and then started her career in Deloitte as a project manager and consultant, and then - after a brief stint working in Brussels for Development and Humanitarian Aid organisations - joined Her Majesty’s Government. Her career as a civil servant has been diverse and she has worked for The Treasury, HMRC, The Department for Transport and the Department for International Trade. She is currently working for the Treasury focusing on maximising efficiency and financial return from government assets.

Mr Michael Orford

I have taught and held responsibility posts in English and held responsibility for Sixth Form progression – mainly from a university application perspective – at each of the four main schools in which I have taught: in Nottingham, California, Milan and now Plumstead.

I have been the Post 16/UCAS Co-ordinator at Plumstead Manor School since September 2017.

Ms Feyi Nzenwa 

A Project Professional with 11 years experience within the Financial Services and Insurance Industry which has involved working in array of departments such as Operations, IT, Corporate Social Responsibility etc

 Feyi has a passion for young adults succeeding and having the drive to reach their goals. 

 The reason for being a Governor stems from realising Education is the foundation to build lifelong learning experiences as a tool to reaching your own definition of successes. 

 During her downtime Feyi enjoys going on mini adventures with her husband and son, whether it be in the UK or somewhere in the world

Ms Victoria Olayide Adesanya

 Victoria Olayide Adesanya is a Vice President, Structured Equity Derivatives Salesperson at Credit Suisse. Her role involves selling derivatives structures to various financial institutions, including Pension Funds, Asset Managers and Private Banks. Given her background, Victoria believes that a good education affords an individual a number of opportunities independent of where they come from. Consequently she is keen to continue to help Plumstead Manor School achieve its goal in providing a world class education to all young people.

Ms Sarah Oscar - Awaited

Ms Sandra Cullen - Awaited

 

  

 

Associate Governors:

Mr Ben Morgan(Deputy Head Teacher)

 

Ms Renuka Watal (Deputy Head Teacher)

 

Mrs J Harrison (Director of Business)

I am a senior education and consumer marketing professional with proven strategic and commercial skills.  Customer and value focused with a record of improving business through new insights and excellent project management skills I continue to build upon my experience to ensure the greatest effectiveness and efficiency in all resources available to the school. 

As a former student of Plumstead Manor and a Greenwich resident since birth, I was delighted to return to the school and throughout numerous roles within the last 14 years, be given the opportunity to improve the outcomes for all the young people in our community.

 

Clerk:

Ms Lucy Davies - PDC, Waterdale Road SE2 0XX

Governor Attendance 2016 -2017

Governor Attendance 2016-17

Governor Attendance 2017-18

Governor Declarations

Committees and Area of Interest (September 2017)

 

Governor Declarations 2017/18
Name Governor Appointment Date Appointed by Term of Office Business Pecuniary Interests Responsibilities Departmental Partnerships Committees FGB 16-17 Attendance Record
Direct Indirect
Douglas Greig Head teacher Governing Body length of headship
NONE NONE
Full Governors
Learning and Achievement
Resources
Deficit Recovery Committee

8/8

 

Michele Ferrara School- Co-opted Staff
NONE

Support Staff at school

Humanities Full Governors
Learning and Achievement
3/8
Dick Quibell Local Authority Staff
NONE NONE
Science Full Governors
Resources
Pay Committee
8/8
Karmen Harrison Parent Parents Ended July 17
NONE NONE
Personal Development Full Governors
Resources Committee
5/8
James Ayanda Parent Parents Ended July 17
NONE NONE
ICT & Business Full Governors
Resources Committee
7/8
Rachel Lee Parent November 17 Parents 4 years
NONE NONE
Full Governors N/a
Samantha King Parent November 17 Parents 4 years
NONE NONE
Full Governors N/a
Sue Le Bas

Chair

Local Authority

Autumn 2015 Governing Body 4 years
NONE NONE
Chair the Governing Body and the Deficit Recovery Committee English
Visual and Performing Arts
Full Governors
Learning and Achievement
Deficit Recovery
Resources
Pay Committee
Head Performance Management
8/8
Jane Farmer Co-opted Governing Body
NONE Nightingale Primary School
Pastoral Team Full Governors
Learning and Achievement
Investigating Governor
Pay committee
5/8
Thomas Wood Co-opted Governing Body
NONE NONE
N/a
Heather Davenport Co-opted Governing Body
NONE NONE
N/a
Heather St Clare Co-opted Governing Body Ended October 17
NONE NONE
VC of Governing Body
Chair of Learning and Achievement
Safeguarding
SEND
Inclusion Learning and Achievement
Deficit Recovery
Resources
Head Performance Management
Pay Appeals
7/8
Jagir Sekhon Local Authority Governing Body
NONE NONE
Maths

Full governors
Pay Review

5/8
Terry Miller Local Authority Governing Body
NONE Millennium Primary School
Oversight for Pupil Premium Full Governors
Deficit Recovery
Resources
Pay Review
7/8
Michael Orford School- Co-opted Governing Body
NONE

Teacher at school

Full Governors

Resources

7/8
Barbara McBrien School - Associate Governing Body
NONE Business Manager at school and gov at Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy

Associate Governors
Deficit Recovery
Resources

Full Governors

N/a
Simon Bent

School Associate

Governing Body
NONE Premises Manager at school

Resources
N/a
Ben Morgan

School - Associate

 

Governing Body
NONE Deputy Head at school
Associate Governors
Resources
Learning and Achievement
N/a
Renuka Watal

School - Associate

Governing Body
NONE Deputy Head at school
Associate Governors
Resources
Learning and Achievement
N/a
Ms Sue Reid

Associate

NONE NONE
1/1
Noor ali

Student

Sept 17 Student at school One Year
NONE Student at school

 

Associate Governors N/a
Sajad Shinware

Student

Sept 17 Student at school One Year
NONE Student at school
Associate Governors N/a
Zafirah Rehman

Student

Sept 17 Student at school One year
NONE Student at school
Associate Governors N/a
Bishwas Sapkota

Student

Sept 17 Student at school One Year
NONE Student at school
Associate Governors N/a

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Associate Governors:

Mr Ben Morgan(Deputy Head Teacher)

 

Ms Renuka Watal (Deputy Head Teacher)

 

Mrs J Harrison (Business Manager)

 

Clerk:

Ms Lucy Davies - PDC, Waterdale Road SE2 0XX

Governor Attendance 2016 -2017

Governor Attendance 2016-17

Governor Attendance 2017-18

Governor Declarations

Committees and Area of Interest (September 2017)

 

Governor Declarations 2017/18
Name Governor Appointment Date Appointed by Term of Office Business Pecuniary Interests Responsibilities Departmental Partnerships Committees FGB 16-17 Attendance Record
Direct Indirect
Douglas Greig Head teacher Governing Body length of headship
NONE NONE
Full Governors
Learning and Achievement
Resources
Deficit Recovery Committee

8/8

 

Michele Ferrara School- Co-opted Staff
NONE

Support Staff at school

Humanities Full Governors
Learning and Achievement
3/8
Dick Quibell Local Authority Staff
NONE NONE
Science Full Governors
Resources
Pay Committee
8/8
Karmen Harrison Parent Parents Ended July 17
NONE NONE
Personal Development Full Governors
Resources Committee
5/8
James Ayanda Parent Parents Ended July 17
NONE NONE
ICT & Business Full Governors
Resources Committee
7/8
Rachel Lee Parent November 17 Parents 4 years
NONE NONE
Full Governors N/a
Samantha King Parent November 17 Parents 4 years
NONE NONE
Full Governors N/a
Sue Le Bas

Chair

Local Authority

Autumn 2015 Governing Body 4 years
NONE NONE
Chair the Governing Body and the Deficit Recovery Committee English
Visual and Performing Arts
Full Governors
Learning and Achievement
Deficit Recovery
Resources
Pay Committee
Head Performance Management
8/8
Jane Farmer Co-opted Governing Body
NONE Nightingale Primary School
Pastoral Team Full Governors
Learning and Achievement
Investigating Governor
Pay committee
5/8
Thomas Wood Co-opted Governing Body
NONE NONE
N/a
Heather Davenport Co-opted Governing Body
NONE NONE
N/a
Heather St Clare Co-opted Governing Body Ended October 17
NONE NONE
VC of Governing Body
Chair of Learning and Achievement
Safeguarding
SEND
Inclusion Learning and Achievement
Deficit Recovery
Resources
Head Performance Management
Pay Appeals
7/8
Jagir Sekhon Local Authority Governing Body
NONE NONE
Maths

Full governors
Pay Review

5/8
Terry Miller Local Authority Governing Body
NONE Millennium Primary School
Oversight for Pupil Premium Full Governors
Deficit Recovery
Resources
Pay Review
7/8
Michael Orford School- Co-opted Governing Body
NONE

Teacher at school

Full Governors

Resources

7/8
Barbara McBrien School - Associate Governing Body
NONE Business Manager at school and gov at Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy

Associate Governors
Deficit Recovery
Resources

Full Governors

N/a
Simon Bent

School Associate

Governing Body
NONE Premises Manager at school

Resources
N/a
Ben Morgan

School - Associate

 

Governing Body
NONE Deputy Head at school
Associate Governors
Resources
Learning and Achievement
N/a
Renuka Watal

School - Associate

Governing Body
NONE Deputy Head at school
Associate Governors
Resources
Learning and Achievement
N/a
Ms Sue Reid

Associate

NONE NONE
1/1
Noor ali

Student

Sept 17 Student at school One Year
NONE Student at school

 

Associate Governors N/a
Sajad Shinware

Student

Sept 17 Student at school One Year
NONE Student at school
Associate Governors N/a
Zafirah Rehman

Student

Sept 17 Student at school One year
NONE Student at school
Associate Governors N/a
Bishwas Sapkota

Student

Sept 17 Student at school One Year
NONE Student at school
Associate Governors N/a