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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.

A copy of our annual governance statement for the governing body of Plumstead Manor School 2021-22 can be found here.

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.

Ms Naomi Simon

Photograph Awaited.

Naomi works as a Digital Technology consultant for Deloitte, where she creates and improves experiences through technology. Her experience as a consultant has taught her how to deliver organisational transformation, liaise with key stakeholders, consider commercial impact and lead cross-capability teams. Day-to-day the role is problem-solving, which is a skill Naomi hopes to bring as a school governor.

Naomi is passionate about improving educational opportunities and believes that excellent teaching allows for the social mobility of students. Naomi attended another local school and has experienced both the benefits and challenges of a comprehensive school and would therefore like to use this as an opportunity to give back. Her goal in joining the governing body will be to help the school achieve its aims to increase academic achievement, reduce costs and increase revenue.

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 Winnie Onyekwere

 

Winnie Onyekwere has had a dual background as a contentious solicitor in private family and personal injury practice to dispute resolution. She brings over 30 years of combined consultant experience helping and facilitating individuals, businesses, corporates and the workplace to resolving interpersonal conflicts. Winnie is the founder of her own boutique practice, Concilium Dispute Resolution. Her work covers mediation and arbitration in a variety of areas from neighbour disputes, medical negligence, workplace, construction to environmental and social governance.

Away from work Winnie’s interests are many and varied, centred around serving the community as a Governor, a co-ordinator for the Greenwich Trussel Trust foundation St John’s Church Blackheath, a Trustee for the Igbo Communities London cultural organisation based in Deptford and is involved with schools programmes for Years 11 to Post 16 Career Insight Talks. Winnie is a keen walker and passionate cook.

 

Ms Sandra Cullen - Awaited

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.

Ms Naomi Simon

Photograph Awaited.

Naomi works as a Digital Technology consultant for Deloitte, where she creates and improves experiences through technology. Her experience as a consultant has taught her how to deliver organisational transformation, liaise with key stakeholders, consider commercial impact and lead cross-capability teams. Day-to-day the role is problem-solving, which is a skill Naomi hopes to bring as a school governor.

Naomi is passionate about improving educational opportunities and believes that excellent teaching allows for the social mobility of students. Naomi attended another local school and has experienced both the benefits and challenges of a comprehensive school and would therefore like to use this as an opportunity to give back. Her goal in joining the governing body will be to help the school achieve its aims to increase academic achievement, reduce costs and increase revenue.

 

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 Winnie Onyekwere

 

Winnie Onyekwere has had a dual background as a contentious solicitor in private family and personal injury practice to dispute resolution. She brings over 30 years of combined consultant experience helping and facilitating individuals, businesses, corporates and the workplace to resolving interpersonal conflicts. Winnie is the founder of her own boutique practice, Concilium Dispute Resolution. Her work covers mediation and arbitration in a variety of areas from neighbour disputes, medical negligence, workplace, construction to environmental and social governance.

Away from work Winnie’s interests are many and varied, centred around serving the community as a Governor, a co-ordinator for the Greenwich Trussel Trust foundation St John’s Church Blackheath, a Trustee for the Igbo Communities London cultural organisation based in Deptford and is involved with schools programmes for Years 11 to Post 16 Career Insight Talks. Winnie is a keen walker and passionate cook.

 

 Staff Governors

  

Mr Graham Date

 

I have been a science teacher for 7+ years in London comprehensive schools including an academy and Local Authorities. I joined Plumstead manor in 2019 as Lead Practitioner however I am now Deputy Curriculum Leader for Key Stage 3 and mentor for new and training teachers. I’m driven by seeing the improvements to students lives via the route of education, particularly with integrating and connecting STEM subjects while maintaining a healthy work life balance for my students, mentee’s and myself.  

Mr O'Neil Gray

 

O'Neil began his teaching career in the UK in 2002 in the Borough of Greenwich. Previously, he was a Science and Mathematics teacher in his homeland of Jamaica. He returned to the Borough in 2016 as the Deputy Science Curriculum Leader responsible for the progress of KS5 students.  

He has a Degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry and is very passionate about teaching this subject at GCSE and A level. He has also expressed some interest in teaching AS level Physics. His other interests are hosting BBQ's, playing football, and chess.

 

Parent Governors

Ms 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 Sandra Cullen - Awaited

Associate Governors:

Mr Ben Morgan (Deputy Head Teacher)

Mr James Hall (Deputy Head Teacher)

Ms Liz Grimes (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 16 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 

Governor Attendance 2016-17

Governor Attendance 2017-18

Governor Attendance 2018-19

Governor Attendance 2019-20

Governor Attendance 2020-2021

Committee Structure and Membership

Resources Committee:

Dick Quibell – Chair
Sue Le Bas
Douglas Greig
Staff Governor
Victoria Adesanya
Feyi Nzenwa

Learning & Achievement Committee:

Rachel Lee – Chair
Sue Le Bas
Douglas Greig
Thomas Wood
Jane Farmer
Sandra Cullen

Deficit Recovery Committee:

Sue Le Bas (Chair)
Dick Quibell
Thomas Wood
Rachel Lee
Douglas Greig

Pay Committee:

Sue Le Bas
Jane Farmer
Rachel Lee

Pay Appeals:

Thomas Wood  or
Dick Quibell  to chair
Non staff governor

Headteacher’s Performance Management:

Sue Le Bas
Thomas Wood
Jane Farmer

 

Governors with specific responsibilities:

Child Protection/ Looked After and Previously Looked After Children / SEND – Jane Farmer
Careers – Rachel Lee
Pupil Premium – Dick Quibell

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Associate Governors:

Mr Ben Morgan(Deputy Head Teacher)

 

Ms Renuka Watal (Deputy Head Teacher)

 

Mrs J Harrison (Business Director)

 

Clerk:

Ms Lucy Davies - PDC, Waterdale Road SE2 0XX

Governor Attendance 

Governor Attendance 2016-17

Governor Attendance 2017-18

Governor Attendance 2018-19

Governor Attendance 2019-20

Committee Structure and Membership

Resources Committee:

Dick Quibell – Chair
Sue Le Bas
Douglas Greig
Staff Governor
Victoria Adesanya
Feyi Nzenwa

Learning & Achievement Committee:

Rachel Lee – Chair
Sue Le Bas
Douglas Greig
Thomas Wood
Jane Farmer
Sandra Cullen

Deficit Recovery Committee:

Sue Le Bas (Chair)
Dick Quibell
Thomas Wood
Rachel Lee
Douglas Greig

Pay Committee:

Sue Le Bas
Jane Farmer
Rachel Lee

Pay Appeals:

Thomas Wood  or
Dick Quibell  to chair
Non staff governor

Headteacher’s Performance Management:

Sue Le Bas
Thomas Wood
Jane Farmer

 

Governors with specific responsibilities:

Child Protection/ Looked After and Previously Looked After Children / SEND – Jane Farmer
Careers – Rachel Lee
Pupil Premium – Dick Quibell