Houghton Primary School

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.

Scroll down to access minutes from meetings.

Name Governor Category Responsibilities Term of Office Other educational establishments Governed Business Interests Relationships with School Staff/Governors Attendance record: 2020-21
Darren Rice LA governor

Chair of Governors

September 2022 None None None 83%
David Sweet Parent


May 2022  None None None 100%
Angela Passant Co-Opted  Safeguarding and SEND May 2023 None None None 67%
Amy MacLennan Staff   March 2024 None None None 100%
Lynsey Tweddle Parent  Wellbeing May 2023 None None None 100%
Amanda Spencer Parent   April 2025        33% (new governor)
Sally Michaels Co-Opted   October 2025 None Red Bird Tutoring - Tutoring Services None -
VACANCY Parent             
VACANCY Co-opted            
VACANCY Co-opted            
Drew Spencer Headteacher Attends and reports to all committee meetings N/A None None None  83%
Vacancy Clerk to Governors Attends all meetings          


Minutes are made at every meeting and are in 'draft' form until they have been reviewed and approved by the governing body at the next committee meeting.

Approved minutes for at least the last 3 meetings are available here before being archived.

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

Full Governors Meeting Minutes:  

12th October 2021 

14th December 2021 

1st February 2022