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Current Governors

A little more about our governors...

Claudia Unger-Bloor - Co-Chair of Governors

My name is Claudia Unger-Bloor and I became a parent governor at Lythe school in 2009 because I wanted to support the excellent work undertaken by the school to educate, support and develop our children. I have a keen interest in education and have worked in school administration for many years while also operating my own business, providing administration and communication support to an English language holiday company. I have a committment to supporting the school in striving to provide the best possible education for all children at Lythe and was elected to the role of Chair of Governors in September 2013. I became a co-opted governor in 2015 and now share my responsibility with a Co-Chair.

Jo Stonehouse - Co-Chair of Governors

I have been a governor at Lythe School since 2011, first as a parent and now as a co-opted. I live locally at Runswick Bay and have four children who have now moved on to Secondary and further education.  Within my role as a governor I am part of the finance and staffing committee and a member of the curriculum and standards group.

I’m an involved member of the school community, spending time as a class helper. I enjoy being part of the team that contributes to the children’s welfare, happiness and development.


Wendy Norman

As a retired primary school teacher, living in Lythe and with 30 years of governor experience in other North Yorkshire schools, I was delighted to be asked to be a foundation governor representing the church. I have thoroughly enjoyed the role for the past 5 years, working alongside the other governors and staff at Lythe school. I have 6 grandchildren, so it is good to still be involved in the ever changing education system.


Sarah Arnold

My name is Sarah Arnold and I'm a full time mum of 3 young boys. We live locally and two of my children attend Lythe CEVC school where I am a parent governor. 

I have a degree in business studies and operated my own business consultancy from 2006 to 2014. During this time I supported many organisations of various types and sizes in areas such as business planning, strategy and grant support. 

I am very keen and enthusiastic to take up the role of parent governor for Lythe CEVC school as I feel passionately about the ongoing success of the school and am eager to support the school, staff, pupils and parents to build upon existing strengths thus providing our children with a productive and happy education. 


Reverend Josephine Evetts-Secker

Curate in the Benefice of Hinderwell, [St. Hilda with St Nicholas (Roxby) and St Peter (Staithes) and Lythe [St. Oswald with St. Mary (Sandsend] and Ugthorpe [Christchurch]

I live in Lythe, overlooking the village church where we celebrate the festivals of the church year with the children of Lythe school.

I was born in the Midlands and studied in London before spending 30 years teaching at a Canadian university. We returned to Britain in 1997, drawn to this area by its natural beauty and the riches of its history.

My own children are now adults out in the world, one here in the UK and the other in Canada. I very much enjoyed watching them grow through their varied educational experiences, in Canada, Switzerland and England and I know how important the school environment was in their lives. I very much enjoy serving on the village school’s Board of Governors, who work hard to support the teachers and children. 


Mike Bagshaw

Mike is a 55 year old qualified teacher living in Ugthorpe. He has worked at East Barnby for NYCC’s Outdoor Learning Service for the past 27 years – currently as an outdoor education tutor. Both Mike’s children were educated at Lythe School and are now in their 20’s.


Adrian Wood

My name is Adrian Wood, I am the governor representing the Local Authority and have held that position since 2009. I have lived in Sandsend for the last 10 years since retiring from construction management. I am on the Finance & Staffing committee and the Health & Safety link governor.


Farrah Jackson

My name is Farrah Jackson and I am currently in my second year of teaching at Lythe CEVC Primary School. I have a true passion for teaching and ensuring that all children are exposed to a curriculum that is creative, memorable and engaging throughout their primary school lives. 

By being staff governor I am able  to help bring the passion I have for a memorable learning experience into our children's learning. I take great pride in being a part of helping to make sure our children leave Lythe CEVC Primary school as happy and well rounded individuals who have a love of learning that they will carry with them. 


Kerry Rowe 

My name is Kerry Rowe. I became a co-opted governor in January 2017. I'm also a mother to two young sons, both of whom attend Lythe CEVC Primary School.

I have a degree in Business Management and IT. Between 2003 and 2013, I worked for a large financial services company in Sheffield. As an IT Project Manager, my responsibilities included managing budgets, resources, risks and issues and communicating with key stakeholders.

My desire to become a school governor is due to the high regard both myself and my sons hold the school in, together with an ambition to support it in reaching its fullest potential.


Kath Cornforth

My name is Kath Cornforth and I live locally to Lythe School. My Daughter is currently in year 3 and was elected onto the School Governing Body as a Parent Governor.
I work at Danby School and have being working within education for around 6 years. While working within this field this gave me an interest into being a Governor and seeking whats best for the school, my child and all the other pupils at Lythe School.

Dawn Bugby - Vice-Chair

My name is Dawn Bugby. I was a staff Governor from 2014-16, I am now a co-opted Governor. I have worked with children who have SEND needs for many years. I also have a counselling degree. 

I feel as a Governor I can offer knowledge and my past experiences in this field assisting Governors and staff to consider every aspect of a child's needs, be this an educational, health or well being need. I am at present working at Kilton Thorpe Academy as a supply Teaching Assistant.  I also work for Interactive Whitby and District.  ( we offer inclusive play and leisure opportunities for children and young people of all abilities).

I live in Staithes with my husband. We have two sons who are in their twenties.  I am a committee member of the Spirituality group, Curriculum and Standards group and a Link Governor for SEND. 




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