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Local Governing Board

The Local Governing Board is a committee of the Trust – Advantage Schools. Its role is to oversee the strategic direction of the school and it is made up of the following people.

Please use the following contact details to get in touch:

Chair of Governors
Helena Brothwell
Houstone School, Parkside Drive
Houghton Regis, LU5 5PX
01582 377771 / [email protected]

Houstone School Governors

  • Sally Berrill, Vice Chair and Co-opted Governor
  • Helena Brothwell, Chair and Trustee Appointed Governor
  • Matthew Cunningham, Staff Governor
  • Ed Dorrell, Trustee Appointed
  • Elizabeth English, Principal and Ex Officio
  • Helen Irons, Staff Governor
  • Daniela Maran, Parent Governor
  • Karen Rhodes, Parent Governor

Governors’ Register of Business Interests 2023-24

Governors’ Attendance 2022-23

The Role of Governors

The main function of the Local Governing Board and its members is to ensure that the school performs well and continues to improve so that the highest standards possible are achieved in all aspects of school life. The Principal and the staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of the school. It is the responsibility of the governors to challenge and support the school in its ways of achieving the best for pupils.

Governors’ Duties Include:

  • promoting high standards
  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • Making sure that the curriculum is broad and balanced, ensuring that the curriculum is at least as broad as the national curriculum, reporting on pupils achievement in examination results at key stage 4 and key stage 5.
  • participating in the appointment of senior staff and regulating staff conduct and discipline

Advantage Schools Trustees and Members

Details of the Trust’s governance can be found at the following links:

Articles of Association and Funding Agreements

Financial and Governance Information

If you would like any further information about the Trust or Local Governing Board please contact Mikhaela Chapman, Head of Governance and Compliance via email: [email protected].