Governing Board

Mr James Edwards Prior to joining Houghton Regis Primary School I was the Headteacher of a village Infant School in Buckinghamshire where I achieved an ‘excellent’ SIAMS inspection and a ‘good’ Ofsted inspection. Prior to Headship, I experienced many successful years as a Primary School teacher, having taught both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children in a variety of schools in Hertfordshire. These posts included two positions as a Deputy Headteacher and one position as an Interim Headteacher. In addition to my work in Primary Schools, in September 2018 I founded a Nursery School. This setting was also graded as ‘excellent’ by SIAMS in March 2019. I live in Hertfordshire and have one son and one daughter.
Mr Glyn Chapman This is my first appointment as a school governor and I relish the opportunity to assist in helping maintain the schools very high standards. I’ve lived in Dunstable/Houghton Regis for 20 years and have two young girls aged 6 and 3. For the past 17 years I have been a police officer and for 15 of those I’ve worked in intelligence in one form or another. I have gained many skills over the years and look to use some of these to help the school. Outside of work I love spending time with my family and friends and enjoy doing DIY projects.
Mrs Nicola Griggs


I have worked for Local Authority for 23 years. Mostly in education roles and I have work in Early Help as a Family Partner.  I have worked with Governing Bodies for many years, as Clerk, LA Governor, Community Governor and Parent Governor.  I am currently working in the Access and Inclusion Service as a School Attendance Officer.  I have experience in School Admissions and I am able to advise confidently on matters of education law. I have sat as a vice chair to a governing body. I enjoy the role of Governor as I believe all children should have the best education possible.  I am a registered Foster Carer and take short term places for 0-18 year olds. I would welcome the opportunity to sit as a Governor again.
Stacey Bartlett

I have worked for Local Authorities for 13 years, including roles in Learning and Development, School Admissions and Housing Operations. I have lived in Dunstable for over 25 years and am an active volunteer in the community, including supporting the local parkruns and regular volunteering for a Good Neighbour scheme. I have a master’s degree in Social Work and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counselling.

I have one daughter who has just started school. This is my first experience as a School Governor, I look forward to getting to know and working with Houghton Regis Primary School.

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