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The Governing Body

The Governing Body is made up of volunteers from the school, parents of children who attend the school and local people with an interest in ensuring we provide the best possible education for ALL children at our school. 


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Mrs Marie Ziane (Headteacher Governor)

As headteacher at the school, I am passionate about ensuring the children at Becontree Primary School are happy and safe and are provided with the highest quality teaching and learning experiences. Working together with governors is key to our success. Governors are here to support us in areas for improvement, but also to challenge me and the school team about the decisions and actions we take.

We are very fortunate at Becontree to have a committed and hard working governing body who really do care about your children and their learning.



Mrs Jill Gallagher (Co-Opted Governor)

I am delighted to join the board of governors and this is my first term. I have been working in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham for nine years, initially as a children’s centre manager, now I am responsible for children’s centres and libraries in Dagenham, and my main focus will be on partnerships and community. I am passionate about helping sustain an environment where families thrive, and I look forward to working alongside my fellow governors to support the continued success and improvement to the school.



Miss Margo Gaughran (Staff Governor)

I have been a member of the Becontree team for the past 8 years and have experience in both years 5 and 6. In that time, I have not only worked as a class teacher but also took on various co-ordinating roles within the school. I am currently working as the QTLA lead for year 6 with responsibility for reading and writing in KS2.

Becoming a staff governor has added a new dimension to my role and created further opportunities for me to make a difference. I enjoy and thrive on challenge and am passionate about improving the quality of education for our students in particular supporting them to continue aiming high.



Mrs Tracey Beckett (Co-opted Governor)

I am the longest serving governor at Becontree Primary School, having joined when my son was in year 5 (now he's 28) when I was asked if I would like to be a parent governor. I originally wanted to become a governor because the school was in Special Measures way back then and I wanted to support the school and to try to have some input into my children's education.

The school has come a long way since then and my governor role has changed 3 times! I am currently a co-opted governor since the reconstitution of the governing body in 2014 and before that I was a staff governor and a parent governor.

Even though my children are all grown up, I still want the same things for all the children of Becontree - to continue to have the high quality education, while nurturing them into our future.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and pottering about in my garden.



Councillor Mrs Jane Jones (LA Governor)

As well as being a Local Ward Councillor I work part-time on the patient transport desk at King George Hospital. I am married with two grown-up sons who have both benefitted from an excellent education within Barking and Dagenham. When I expressed this view in a Council meeting I was asked to volunteer as a Local Authority Governor at Becontree Primary.

At the time I didn't realise that being a governor would be such a pleasure. The atmosphere at the school radiates warmth and happiness and I am confident that with parents, pupils, staff and governors continuing to work together, our school family will go on to achieve great things in the future.



Mr Asim Uddin (Co-Opted Governor)

My name is Asim Uddin. I am a Business Management Graduate and I am currently employed by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in the Safer Communities Department. I have been a governor at Becontree Primary School for one year. I become a governor here as I wanted to give something back to my local community where I studied and worked. I am committed to bringing knowledge and skills I have learned during the span of my working life in order to support the school.



Miss Loren Feeley (Parent Governor)

I have been working within Human Resources for 18 years and carried out many different types of roles from Administrator, HR Officer, HR Advertising Officer, HR Advisor. Within these roles, I have regularly advised head teachers and Senior managers on internal HR policies such as disciplinaries, grievance, capabilities and many other policies that link to employment law.

I started my career within The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham where I supported and advised many schools within this borough, so I am familiar with this Local Authority. I also attended Becontree Primary School as a pupil and I  love having the opportunity to give something back to the school and its community.



Mrs Charlotte Tizzard  (Parent Governor)

Over the past few years, I have really enjoyed being part of the school community and getting to know other parents. I’m excited to be a parent governor and see it as a great privilege to act as a voice for the families at our school.

I have worked in voluntary sector communications for many years and am passionate about building positive relationships and a sense of shared vision.



Ms Hannah Hamid (Co-Opted Governor)

The development, success, and progress of students in Barking and Dagenham is something I feel very passionate about. I grew up in Barking and Dagenham and attended a local primary and secondary school in the area; therefore, I feel an attachment to this area and the students here. After working as an Assistant Psychologist, I decided to pursue a career in teaching where I held a position as an Assistant Headteacher and SENDCO, at a Barking and Dagenham school. I am now a Senior Inclusion Adviser for Schools within the borough, as well as a PhD student, completing a PhD in Human Development and Psychology. I hope to utilise my passion and skills to ensure that students at Becontree Primary School receive a holistic education that develops them into exemplary citizens.


Ms. Cori Louis (Co-Opted Governor)

I believe that a strong educational foundation is essential for every child's future success. My passion for empowering young minds, coupled with my experience in community engagement, equips me to make a meaningful difference within the school community. I am committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every student has the opportunity to thrive.

Through my current work with Community Hubs this has given me a understanding of the diverse needs of our students and families and the challenges facing our young people, I aim to support the school's vision for academic excellence and growth. I look forward to working alongside fellow governors, educators, and parents to ensure that our school continues to be a place of inspiration, safety and achievement for all.