Mr Botham has been involved with the school since 2001, in various sub committees and up
until recently, was the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. He was elected as Chair in October 2022 and is currently the chair of the Premises, Health and Safety Committee, a member of the Pay Committee and the Headteacher’s Performance Management
Committee. Mr Botham is passionate about the school and its aim to help all children reach
their potential and the confidence to excel at secondary school and life as a whole.
Mr Botham says “I am a York Man, ‘born and bred’. I worked at Portakabin Ltd. for most of
my working career; in the company’s manufacturing, technical and sales divisions, before
setting up my own consultancy in 2013. I am now retired, giving me more time to spend
with my wife, family; in particular my grandsons, and friends. My hobbies include DIY,
playing the guitar and latin & ballroom dancing.”
Mr Newport has been involved with the school since November 2022. He has two children in the school and was
previously a Governor at another York school for seven years, three years as vice-chair.
He manages the operations for an ecommerce business selling music gear, having previously
worked in finance and sales for Nestlé. He enjoys walking in the hills and on the beach and
playing golf, badly.
Mr Newport currently sits on the Curriculum and Standards committee and is the behaviour link.
Mrs Holton joined the Academy in May 2022. She has 18 years teaching experience across
both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. This also includes eight years as Deputy Headteacher at
Scarcroft Primary School. During her time at Scarcroft, she sat on the governing board as
staff representative and then as a co-opted member representing the senior leadership
As Headteacher, Mrs Holton sits on all trustee committees
Mr Phil Good has worked at Huntington Primary Academy as the Site Manager since November 2015. He joined the Governors as a Staff Governor in September 2023. Mr Good previously worked for an Eco company as a cavity wall/ loft engineer and surveyor for 18 years. Mr Good runs one of the main darts leagues in York and enjoys playing in the team himself.
Mrs Forrester has be involved with the school since January 2022.
Mrs Forrester attended St George’s Primary School, All Saints secondary school and 6
Following 6th form she attended Leeds Trinity University and obtained a degree in Supporting
Young People, Children and Families. Following this she completed a Post Graduate Diploma
in Social Work at York University in 2015. She has been a qualified social worker since 2015.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter and walking their family
Mrs Forrester sits on the Curriculum and Standards Committee and is the Link Governor for Leadership and Management.
Mrs Dew was elected by the parent body in December 2022. She currently has a child at
Huntington Primary and at Huntington School and has been a parent of a child attending the
primary school since 2014.
She works as an IT Support Officer at the University of York and has a wealth of IT and web
skills including content writing and creating accessible documents.
Mrs Dew currently sits on the committee for Premises, Health and Safety and is the
Mrs Bancroft has been involved with the school since December 2022.
Mrs Bancroft is an accountant and works as Finance Manager at STEM Learning Ltd based at
the University of York. Outside of work hobbies include singing in a local choir for which she
is Treasurer, long walks with her dogs and lots of travel.
Mrs Bancroft is the Link Governor for Personal Development.