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: 2019-20
Darren Rice LA governor

Chair of Governors

September 2022 None None None 50%
Sonia Humby Parent governor Vice-Chair of Governors May 2022 None None None 79%
Gail Stapleford Co-opted


January 2021 None None None 93%
Iain Dowling Co-opted


March 2022 None None None 36%
Liz Bligh Co-opted


March 2022 None None None 79%
David Sweet Parent


May 2022  None None None 100%
Angela Passant Co-Opted   May 2023 None None None 50%
Amy MacLennan Staff   March 2024 None None None 60%
Lynsey Tweddle Parent   May 2023 None None None 58%
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%


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 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 Governors Meeting Minutes: 

18th June 2020

2nd July 2020

16th July 2020


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