Meet the staff

Houghton Schools’ staff have a wealth of experience and expertise in a wide range of educational areas.  We pride ourselves on being able to offer all our children the opportunities to excel in school and ensuring our children enjoy every minute during their time at Houghton C of E School.

Read below and learn more about the team!

Head Teacher

Mrs L Slater - Headteacher

Mrs L Slater - Headteacher

I have been teaching at Houghton CE School for 16 years during which time I have had the privilege to teach all year groups. In 2009 I was appointed Deputy Head followed by the Headship appointment in March 2011. I have met many wonderful families during these years, many of whom I continue to see on a regular basis. There is nothing more gratifying than a past pupil contacting me to let me know their GCSE / A level results.

On a personal note, I have teenage twin boys who keep me busy as a taxi driver! We have a wonderful 10 month old Kelpie who keeps us all active, 2 guinea pigs and a goldfish! Family time usually consists of weekends away, meeting up with friends and sitting round our fire-pit on dry evenings!

Miss G Mawson - Deputy Headteacher & Ash Class Teacher

Miss G Mawson - Deputy Headteacher & Ash Class Teacher

I have worked at Houghton School for about 8 years. I teach Reception and Year 1 in Ash Class. I have a pet tortoise named Teefa who is very cute.  I enjoy going on holidays and recently toured Europe by train. I like to spend time with my family, especially my nephew, and I like to spend time with my friends. I enjoy going to concerts and visiting new cities.

Teaching Staff

Mr J Stewart - Oak Class Teacher

Mr J Stewart - Oak Class Teacher

Hi, I am Mr Stewart and I have been at Houghton C of E School since September 2012.  Before becoming a teacher I spent time abroad in America and the Middle East working in Fitness and Exercise.  In my spare time I like to meet up with my family and go on days out around Cumbria and the rest of the British Isles.

Miss H Benson - Beech Class Teacher

Miss H Benson - Beech Class Teacher

I’ve been at Houghton School for just over seven years, I currently teach Beech Class (Year Three/Year Four). In my spare time I like spending time with family and friends, yoga and running. I enjoy going on holiday, I particularly enjoyed visiting New York.

Mrs J Colombi - Willow Class Teacher

Mrs J Colombi - Willow Class Teacher

I am originally from Northern Ireland and I have been teaching at Houghton school for five years. I enjoy playing the piano and going for long walks on the beach with my husband and dog Rosie! In my spare time you will usually find me pottering around my garden or at my parent’s caravan with family and friends. The best thing about my job is that everyday is different.

Mrs P Page - Year 2 Teacher

Mrs P Page - Year 2 Teacher

I’m Mrs Page and I’ve worked at Houghton since January 2012, although I’ve been teaching for 14 years altogether now. I used to work in London, but moved to Cumbria to be closer to my family when my little boy was born. He’s nearly three now and I also have twin girls who are 6 ½ , which is why I only work part time!

Outside of school, I enjoy spending lots of time with my family, reading, visiting new places and going on holiday. I really like going swimming and I’ve recently joined a gym too, although I haven’t been that often yet!

Mr S Johnston - Rowan Class Teacher

Mr S Johnston - Rowan Class Teacher

I have been teaching in the Juniors at Houghton for 6 years now.  Outside of school I am a passionate reader and enjoy Rugby Union.

Mrs J Murdoch - PPA Teacher

Mrs J Murdoch - PPA Teacher

Mrs L Stevens - Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Mrs L Stevens - Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Hello, my name is Mrs Stevens and I have been a teacher at Houghton School for over 13 years. During the last 4 years, I have particularly enjoyed my role as SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). Outside school, I love cooking and watching sport, especially athletics and football (I am a keen Carlisle United Supporter!!)

Mrs L Philipson - Higher Level Teaching Assisstant

Mrs L Philipson - Higher Level Teaching Assisstant

I have worked at Houghton School since 2001. I currently work in Oak Class with Mr Stewart. When I am not at work I like spending time with my family and friends.

Miss G Mallam - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss G Mallam - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

I work in Ash class with the Reception and Year 1 children, I enjoy working in that class because we do lots of fun things. My hobbies include traveling the world, speaking French and reading. I love to spend time with my family and go for days out with my friends.

Mrs J Philipson - Senior Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Philipson - Senior Teaching Assistant

I am a fully qualified teacher who has worked at several schools around the county.  I love working with children and find it very rewarding when they achieve their goal and experience that “light bulb moment”.  In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends.

Mrs R Smithson - Senior Teaching Assistant

Mrs R Smithson - Senior Teaching Assistant

I have been a Senior Teaching Assistant for 7 years now, working with children throughout Key Stage 1 and 2.  I am the school Librarian and I’m also create and prepare our school Reflection Area.  In my spare time I like crafts, especially sewing and gardening.

Mrs S Morton - Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Morton - Teaching Assistant

I have lived in Carlisle all my life.  I have two grown up children, a boy and a girl who have now left home.  I also have teenage twin daughters who keep busy!!  I enjoy eating out and travelling to different countries around the world.

Mrs L Walton - School Administrator

Mrs L Walton - School Administrator

Hello, my name is Mrs Walton and I have been the School Administrator at Houghton since September 2012.  In my spare time I like to go walking with my family, meet up with friends and watch football matches.

Lunch Time Supervisors

Mrs D Ellmore

Mrs D Ellmore

Mrs F McPake

Mrs F McPake

Miss A Smith

Miss A Smith

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