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Welcome to the Governors section

Picture 1 Rachel Shiel - Chair of Governors

Register of Governor-Staff Interests 2019-20

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2018-19

Register of Governor/Staff Interests 2018-19

Governing Body Statement of Behavior Principles

Seahouses Primary School Governors Aims

Parent Governor Nomination Form


Seahouses Primary School Governing Body Pen Portraits



Mrs Rachel Shiel - 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 Swan Staff Governor


Mr Peter Johnson


I have been a governor since July 2019. Before retiring I was the Head of a large Special School in London. I moved to Northumberland in July 2014. I am very supportive of inclusive education, giving every child the opportunity to blossom. I have a masters degree in the education and Psychology of children with special educational needs. I have two grown up children and a grandson born in 2017.