Chris Allmey

As a former teacher I have an interest in education. I am also a foster carer for Brighton. I aim to be part of the continuing improvement at Longhill so that every child achieves their full potential. I believe it is important that students and their families together with staff and governors work closely together [more]

Hazel Baxter

After moving to the local area almost three years ago, I have always been keen to continue working as a governor at a local school. With over sixteen years’ experience in the education market, I am very much looking forward to being a part of the Longhill journey to outstanding and working within a dynamic [more]

Sean Burke

As a parent of three children and being married to a teacher, I have long been surrounded by differing perspectives on the education system. When my youngest daughter began her secondary school journey at Longhill, I wanted to become a parent governor to use my skills and experience to give something back to our local [more]

Karen James

I am delighted to be joining the Governing Board as Parent Governor.  This is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to learning more about Longhill High, contributing to and supporting plans, and being part of its continuing development.

Marianne Kelly

After a 20 year career as a Financial consultant in the City,  I took redundancy in 2011, and went off travelling for 6 months around LATAM with my then 4 year old.   I took French A’ Level at Varndean College and won a place on PGCE Teacher training at Canterbury Christchurch.   My placement school, a [more]

Gareth Kemp

I have lived in Woodingdean for over 10 years and feel that Longhill is an integral part of the community. My background is in business strategy and direct response marketing. I run my own business and help small businesses to grow rapidly and overcome the challenges they meet and I use this experience to challenge [more]

Joseph Miller

Joe is 22, and therefore has only recently left school and college education. He is now coming to the end of his undergraduate law degree from the University of Sussex. He is now likely to pursue a career in the legal profession. Joe was elected a local councillor for Rottingdean Coastal Ward on Brighton and [more]

Ellen Mulvihill

I taught English and was a senior leader at secondary schools in London, East Kent and West Sussex; As Head of Inclusion in London Borough of Bexley and Head of Behaviour and Attendance in Brighton and Hove I was responsible for alternative provision, Behaviour and Attendance Partnerships for primary and secondary schools and safeguarding in [more]

Linda Newman

Linda Newman – Chair of Governors

I have lived in Woodingdean for nearly all my life and I have two sons, who both attended Longhill High School. I have been a school governor for over 25 years and at Longhill since 2008. I work for an education trade union as senior resources manager with strategic responsibility for finance, personnel, property and [more]

Anne Pissaridou

I was a local Councillor for four years and spokesperson for my group on Children and Young People.  I took a very active part in the education of children in our city.  I was – and am – very concerned about the widening attainment gap in our schools, between different groups of children.  I have [more]

Donna Rhodes

I have been a teacher of Personal, Social and Health Education at Longhill since 2013, as well as being House Coordinator for King House.  I am a passionate advocate of students, staff and Longhill School as a whole; I take every opportunity to immerse myself in school life, including organising extra-curricular events, particularly focusing on [more]

Mike Thomson

I have lived in Brighton with my wife and two sons since 2004. Until recently, I ran a development consulting company which managed education, health, environmental and other projects in the UK, the Caribbean and Africa. I have worked with schools, local education departments and Ministries of Education in several countries. I now run a [more]

David Watts

David Watts

I am one of the Co-opted Governors and December 2015 marked the 20th Anniversary of my first being elected to the Governing Body at Longhill. I have lived in Saltdean since 1983 and both my daughters came to Longhill before college, University and successful careers. I have been a member of the Personnel and Finance [more]