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]


Martin Andrews

I have been a Governor for 6 years and have two children at Longhill. I have no previous background in education and my motivation for volunteering to become a Governor was to contribute to the school in any way I could. I am a Civil Servant  with a background in Health and Safety and I [more]


Maria Blackford

I have been a Parent Governor at Longhill for five years. I have lived in Rottingdean most of my life and feel that Longhill School and the Sports Centre are an integral part of this community. I became a Governor so that I can both contribute to and support the school, which is so important [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]


Nikki Fabry

Nikki Fabry

I have been involved in my children’s primary school’s PTA and now Longhill’s PTFA for as long as my children have been at school – and their pre-school before that. I felt that when my son joined Longhill I would like to be involved in the Governing Body and the training courses run by Brighton [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]


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]


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]


Lesley Yates

Although I have only just joined the governing body of Longhill School, I have been teaching at the school since 1988. I currently teach English at both Key Stages 3 and 4. As well as working at the school, I am a member of the local community: I have lived in Woodingdean since 1989 and [more]