Parent Governor / Chair of Governors
I became a Parent Governor in March 2022 as I wanted to contribute my time and skills to the governance of this successful school.
I have two children - my eldest is at Southway and my youngest attends the Gattons Infant School.
I am a fundraiser by profession and currently lead the Alumni, Development & Archive team at Ardingly College .
Before moving into the education sector, I worked with a number of arts organisations, including the London Mozart Players and Fairfield Halls.
I studied History at University and continue to read history books for pleasure.
I am a keen amateur musician and enjoy playing cello with local orchestras .
I have daughter at Southway in Year 5 and another in year 1 at the Gattons Infant School.
I grew up in Brighton and moved to Burgess Hill in 2005.
I have been a teacher since 2006 and started my career at a large secondary school in Croydon. I’m currently Head of Humanities at Downlands Community school and am responsible for the curriculum and outcomes in Geography, History and Religious Studies.
I am passionate about opening children’s minds and ensuring they leave school empathetic well rounded citizens. I am passionate about all things Geographical and love to travel when I can.
I enjoy anything crafty as well as baking; I am always trying out new recipes on my friends and family!
I am currently the Assistant Head, Pastoral & Boarding at Burgess Hill Girls.
I started my career in the mainstream sector at a school in Nottinghamshire, as a music teacher however I have always had a pastoral element to my role.
I have also worked in a full boarding school in Oxfordshire as both a music teacher and resident Head of Year / Housemistress.
When not at work I am mainly found with Hector the spaniel or CrossFit training or swimming.
Parent Governor / Chair of Finance & Premises Committee
I have two children, my eldest son is at Southway and our youngest son is at nursery.
I was delighted to join the governing body in November 2019 as I wanted to contribute to the governing of the school and offer my experience as a Chartered Engineer, Manager and small business owner. I am very interested to learn from and work with the great team Southway has in place.
I have a masters in Mechanical Engineering & a strong passion for science and engineering having spent my career working primarily in R&D as a consultant engineer in the automotive industry, working on a range of projects for many of the world's car companies. More recently I managed a large engineering department and test and development facility
I now work part time on our family business, a hair salon in central Brighton and also as a technical consultant and project manager at a start-up which is designing and making a new marine engine.
I enjoy cycling & motor sport (although my days of participating are behind me... for the time being!)