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.

Name Governor Category Responsibilities Term of Office Other educational establishments Governed Business Interests Relationships with School Staff/Governors Attendance record: 2017-18
Marina Hilton Parent

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding and Child Protection Link Governor

Standards Committee Member

January 2021 None None  None 100%
Gail Stapleford Co-opted

Vice-Chair of Governors

Chair of FPPS Committee

Personnel Lead Governor

Pupil Premium Link Governor

January 2021 None None None 100%
Darren Rice LA governor

FPPS Committee Member

Premises, Health and Safety Link Governor

September 2022 None None None Started term of office Sept 2018
Michael James Co-opted

TABS Committee Member

Environment Link Governor

January 2022 None None None 87.5%
Iain Dowling Co-opted

FPPS Committee Member

Finance Lead Governor

March 2022 None None None 83%
Liz Bligh Co-opted TABS Committee Member March 2022 None None None 83%
Sonia Humby Parent Chair of TABS Committee May 2022  None None None 75%
David Sweet Parent

FPPS Committee Member

GDPR Link Governor

May 2022  None None None 100%
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  93%
Caroline Lewis Clerk to Governors Attends all meetings N/A Clerk to Great Gidding Primary School Governing Body None None  100%


Approved minutes for at least 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

04 July 2017

12 September 2017

28 November 2017

16 January 2018

13 March 2018

01 June 2018

03 July 2018

27 June 2017

14 November 2017

27 March 2018

26 June 2018

 20 June 2017

10 October 2017

12 December 2017

30 January 2018

24 April 2018

12 June 2018

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