Houghton Primary School

"Working hard to achieve our best"

Meet The Governors

Our governing body has members elected or appointed as governors for the school. They are made up of parents, staff and local community (co-opted) and each governor serves a term of four years. Governors can be re-elected or re-appointed at the end of their term of office for a further four years.

Instrument of Governance at Houghton Primary School

Our governors meet together as a whole once every half term. They also work in two sub-committees: The Teaching, Achievement, Behaviour and Safety (TABS) committee and the Finance, Personnel, Premises and Safety (FPPS) committee.

Scroll down to access minutes from meetings.

 We currently have vacancies for two co-opted governors.

Name Governor Category Responsibilities Term of Office Other educational establishments Governed Business Interests Relationships with School Staff/Governors Attendance record: 2016-17
Marina Hilton Parent

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding and Child Protection Link Governor

Standards Committee Member

January 2021 None None Related to Gary Doyle (Sister) 100%
Lauren Brown Parent

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of  Standards Committee

EYFS Link Governor

Accessibility Link Governor

November 2018 None None None 80%
Gary Doyle Co-opted

Chair Finance, Personnel, Premises and Safety (FPPS)Committee

Finance Lead Governor

January 2018 None None Related to Marina Hilton (Brother) 100%
Carol Munro Local Authority

FPPS Committee Member

Health and Safety/Premises Lead Governor

Community Link Governor

May 2021 None None None  100% 
Amanda Read Parent

TABS Committee Member

SEND Link Governor

Accessibility Link Governor

March 2018 None Company Director: UKEducation None  100%
Vickie Graham Parent

Chair of Teaching, Achievement, Behaviour and Safety (TABS)

TABS Committee Member

Staff and Pupil Well-being Link Governor

November 2020 None None None   100%
Gail Stapleford Co-opted

FPPS Member

Personnel Lead Governor

January 2021  None None None 100%
Alan Williams Co-opted

FPPS Member

Training Link Governor

April 2021 None None None 91%
Frances Smith Staff TABS Committee Member September 2019 None None None  100%
Georgina Young Headteacher Attends and reports to all committee meetings N/A None None None  100%
Caroline Lewis Clerk to Governors Attends all meetings N/A Clerk to Great Gidding Primary School Governing Body None None  100%
Jean Hayes Co-opted

FPPS Committee Member

Personnel Lead Governor

April 2017 None None None 80%
Christopher Dodd Parent

FPPS Committee Member

Premises Lead Governor

May 2019

Resigned November 2016


Partner: Leeds Day

Trstee: MAGPAS

None 67%
Richard Moore Co-opted FPPS Committee Member

April 2020

Resigned Sept 2016

None None None 67% (April - Sept 2016)
Tania Teffry-Kingdon Parent TABS Committee Member

April 2020

Resigned July 2016 

None None None  100%


Approved minutes for the last 3 meetings for each committee are available here before being archived.

Please contact the Clerk to Governors, Caroline Lewis, for archived minutes. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full Governing Body Minutes Teaching, Achievement, Behaviour and Safety Minutes Finance, Personnel, Premises and Safety Minutes

Minutes 4th July 2017

Minutes 2nd May 2017

Minutes 21st March 2017

Minutes 17th January 2017

Minutes 29th November 2016

Minutes 27th September 2016 

Minutes 16th May 2017

Minutes 28th March 2017

Minutes 20th February 2017

Minutes 17th November 2016

Minutes 20th September 2016


Minutes 20th June 2017

Minutes 25th April 2017

Minutes 28th February 2017

Minutes 13th December 2016

Minutes 11th October 2016


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