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 my three sons have all attended Longhill.
Whilst my sons were at Rudyard Kipling Primary School, I served as a
parent governor for 8 years, with 4 of these in the capacity of
Vice-chair of Governors. During this time I chaired the Curriculum and
Special Needs Committee, sat on exclusion panels, conducted the
head-teacher’s performance management reviews and was involved in the
appointment of two head teachers.
In my life outside of school, I enjoy being a member of the National
Trust and English Heritage. I am a keen gardener and also a very keen
I believe that it is important that all of those connected with the
school and its community are represented on the governing body so as
to strive for the very best for all students.