Welcome to the Governors' section.
Seahouses First School Governing Body Pen Portraits
Mrs Bernie Fisher Chair of Governors and LA Governor
I am the Chair of Governors at Seahouses Primary School. I was previously the head teacher of a Northumberland First School for 14 years, and have more than 30 years of experience in teaching. It is my aim to raise our profile during the next academic year so that parents are kept fully informed of everything the new Head Teacher is doing to raise standards. I intend working very closely with the Head Teacher, staff and parents to ensure that the children of Seahouses Primary School receive a first class education.
Mrs Rachel Shiel Vice Chair of Governors and Parent Governor
Many moons ago I attended Seahouses First School, as did my father before me, so, when my son joined the school five years ago I felt I’d like to contribute and became a Parent Governor. I’m a storyteller by trade and began that journey as a child at this school, so I feel very passionate about learning and literacy in particular. This is both a challenging and exciting time for our school and I truly believe that if we all work together our school can be outstanding.
Mrs Verity Thomson Parent Governor
My name is Verity Thomson and I have lived in the area all my life. Both my children have attended Seahouses Primary School. I am new to this role but felt it was important to contribute to the effective management of the school. Previous roles have included Nursery Assistant in a private nursery, Careers Advisor and other administrative roles. I consider myself approachable should parents feel the need to speak to me and will endeavour to support the teaching staff at Seahouses Primary School.
Mrs Shirley Rutter Safeguarding Governor
I worked at Seahouses First School for 26 years as Office Manager and I have represented the school staff on the Governing Body since 1998. My children attended Seahouses First School and now my grandchildren are attending. I have seen huge changes in the way schools operate over my time on the Governing Body, and the challenges now, have never been greater. I truly believe that all children deserve the very best education and as Governors we continue to strive to ensure that is what they get.
Miss Vicky Angus Staff Governor