Meet the Governors


Graham Bagshaw, Chair of Governors


I am now retired and a permanent resident of Staithes.  I would like to help our community and I thoroughly enjoy being the Chair of Governors at Seton School. 

Before I retired, I was the principal of an engineering consultancy in the building industry and I have a lot of experience of properties in the education sector.  I would like to bring my experience of business and engineering to help Seton School develop further and to achieve its goals for all pupils.  


Colin Harrison, Vice Chair of Governors

It is an honour to be Vice Chair of Governors of Seton School. 

I am a native of Staithes and attended Staithes School when it was in a Victorian building at the top of Staithes Bank.  As a solicitor, I was in practice in London, the south-east and north-east of England.  Having benefited myself from a good education, I am convinced that a good education is the key to each child reaching their full potential.

My own children attended Seton School, which is when I first became a parent governor in 2009.  I strongly believe that the children of Staithes and surrounding areas should have the opportunity of receiving a good education and I know that the whole team at Seton School are committed to providing this.



Lucy Taylor, Local Authority Governor

My name is Lucy Taylor, and I am a Local Authority governor at Seton Community Primary School.  I also teach full time at Sleights Church of England Primary School: this helps me to share suggestions within meetings. I love working with everybody at Seton and am really pleased that our schools are in partnership. 

Georgina Swain, Parent Governor

I'm Georgina Swain and I live and work in Staithes.  I have all 4 of my children attending Seton school which is why I wanted to join the governors. 

I currently do hair and beauty, which I had a break from in 2012 to do my teaching assistant training which has always left me curious as to how the children learn and what goes on in schools.  Once the governor position was available, I felt it was only right that I put myself forward.  This way I can be involved in the school and bring a parent's view to the fantastic team of governors our school already has.

Over the next few year, I look forward to keeping our school's vision, aims and objective going in a postiive way that will reflect onto all our children the next step in their future.



Rachel Norris, Co-Opted Governor

I'm Rachel Norris and currently have one child at Seton School. I am thrilled to have been elected as a Co-opted Governor. 
I have always had a real interest in the education system, more specifically in how we can bring new experiences and enrichment into our children's learning and to challenge that we are providing the best start in life for our next generation. A fter seeing the effort and hard work from the leadership and teaching team at Seton, this inspired me to join as a governor. Growing up in the village was great, having attended Seton, and having this fantastic school on our doorstep is a real privilege to the community. 
I look forward to being able to support Seton through the next few years in a positive way. I am link governor for SEND and Pupil Premium and are looking forward to being able to support the team. 



Moira Willmott, Co-Opted Governor

Hello!  My name is Moira.

I feel privileged to be a governor of Seton School, and to be able to support the vision and aims of the school.

Until my retirement, I was a primary school teacher in the Derbyshire Dales.I believe the children in our community deserve the best education that we can provide and we must encourage each pupil to be the best they can be.

I enjoy my visits to the school, always feeling welcome into the caring, friendly school family.  Pupils are engaged in excellent learning experiences, and it is good to be able to share their activities.

Seton school is a true reflection of “every child matters.”


Shaun Evans, Staff Governor

I have worked at Seton since September 2017 and have thoroughly enjoyed working at the school throughout this time.  Being a member of the governing body and a class teacher allows me to work closely with other governors and provide an insight into how the school runs on a daily basis and work together to continue to improve our school. 
One of my biggest passions is sport and I believe that completing physical exercise can have a positive impact on physical health and mental wellbeing.  Being the PE subject leader has helped me to support children in PE and provide them with opportunities to participate in a range of sports which helps them to develop a more active lifestyle.

Helen Isaac, Headteacher

I have been the headteacher of Seton Community Primary School since April 2016 and I am as passionate about our wonderful school now as I was when I first arrived.  I am extremely proud of the whole school community.  It is such a privilege working with children and every decision made in our school has the child at the centre of it.  I am determined to ensure children are given every chance to experience a wide variety of learning opportunities that will support them in becoming responsible, caring members of our ever-changing world.   Being a member of the governing body provides me with an excellent opportunity to ensure that our governors are kept up to date with current and planned actions.  This gives them the information they need to provide the right level of support and challenge to continually improve our school.