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Current Governors

A little more about our governors...

Sarah Arnold - Co-Chair of Governors

My name is Sarah Arnold. I became a parent governor of Lythe Governing Body in September 2015. I have been recently elected as Co-Chair and look forward to fulfilling this role professionally and effectively.

I'm a full time mum of 3 young boys. We live locally and my children attend Lythe CEVC school. 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 in my role as a governor 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. 


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.


Farrah Jackson

My name is Farrah Jackson and I am currently in my third 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 - Vice-Chair

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 that 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.


Sue Metcalfe 

I am a Co-opted Governor at Lythe CEVC School. I have 4 grandchildren at the school and have recently volunteered my support in year 6 and year 2. I have 37 years' experience of teaching in education. I retired in 2012, however I currently provide supply teaching cover at my former school - Handale Primary, Loftus where I was Assistant Headteacher and year 6 teacher. I am currently a governor at this school and have been for the last 10 years. I feel this experience enables me to work with the other governors and staff at Lythe confidently and sensitively as I fully understand the commitment required. 


Shaun Pearson 

I am pleased to introduce myself as a newly co-opted governor at Lythe School since December 2017. My name is Shaun Pearson and my daughter is currently in Year 4.

My role on the governors is within the Finance & Staffing Committee, and I have a responsibility for Health and Safety in and around school.

I studied computing and mathematics at university, and have spent twenty years working in the licenced trade, before returning to my home town of Whitby to start a family.

I am passionate in supporting the school in order that all children enjoy their learning, make excellent progress and experience the best of our local area.


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