Meet the Senior Team
Jules White - Headteacher
I have been in post as Headteacher of Tanbridge House School since January 2008. I am very proud of the significant progress that we have been making since this point and believe that we have improved dramatically both in terms of academic and community standards.
In 2000 I worked as an Educational Consultant in Brighton and then moved to an Assistant Headteacher post at Durrington High School. Prior to my appointment here I was sole Deputy Headteacher at Worthing High School and saw standards at the school rise dramatically over a three year period between 2004 to the end of 2007.
I gained an upper 2nd class degree at the University of Essex, in Politics with subsidiaries in Economics and Sociology.
I have lived with my long suffering partner, Sam for 15 years and take all the credit for having two beautiful daughters called Eva and Alice. My interests mainly centre around sport and I have a particular passion for darts!
Mark Sheridan – Deputy Headteacher
I started as Deputy Headteacher at Tanbridge House in January 2013 with responsibilities for leading on curriculum development (including timetable), staff professional development and performance management.
I began my career as a PE teacher at Thomas Bennett Community College in 1992. I was promoted to House Leader in 1996 then Assistant Headteacher in 2003 as part of the Leadership team that successfully raised standards and results in the school.
I love all sports but have been most heavily involved in athletics competing and managing at school, county and National League club level with Crawley AC. I have a wife and three children who happily remind me who is really in charge!
Jill Friese-Greene - Head of Resources
I joined Tanbridge House in December 2003 having previously worked in the credit industry for a financial institution for 16 years.
As part of the Senior Management Team, my role involves leading the school in all non-teaching activities. This includes the school finances – setting and monitoring the budget and the school premises – including day to day running and developmental work. I am also the school’s Health & Safety Officer. Additionally I run the Human Resources function for the school, dealing with recruitment, contractual and payroll issues. I also line manage the whole of the schools support staff. I work very closely with the Headteacher and also with key Governors.
I am married, have two teenage sons and two Labradors!
Simon Harding - Assistant Headteacher
I gained an upper 2nd class degree at the University of Brighton in Business, Education and ICT.
Since September 2008 I have held the post as Assistant Headteacher (ICT and Data Developments). During this time I overseen vast investment in ICT; whole school Wi-Fi, tablet integration, remote desktop working and updating each classroom with appropriate technologies. My underlying aim with any ICT development and is to enhance students’ learning by allowing them to engage in exciting new technologies and to support colleagues through effective ICT training. I am very passionate about how new technology is evolving. The key is to ensure that we (educationalists) use it effectively now and for the future.
In 1999 I left my London school and was promoted to East Brighton College of Media Arts (Comart) as ICT Coordinator. During my time there I was promoted to Assistant Headteacher: Curriculum Manager. From September 2005 I worked at Worthing High School as Learning Director: Assessment and Reporting, in addition to overseeing the whole school ICT.
I am married and have two sons. My main interest is sport, particularly running, cycling and swimming. However with two young children, finding the time to beat my PBs is getting harder!
Anna Zazzaro – Assistant Headteacher
I have been at Tanbridge House school since 1983, and suffice to say that I have seen very many changes and developments to the school over the years. I have held a variety of different roles ranging from Head of PSHE and Careers, Head of House, and Leader of Year which culminated in my appointment to Senior Assistant HeadTeacher in 2002.
My vision for education is that students are enthused by learning, that we nurture high ambitions for all, and provide a platform for them not only to be academically successful, but citizens who can take ownership of their learning and want to make meaningful contributions to the school and the wider community. Tanbridge House School is an excellent place where this happens. I am also passionate about students Emotional Health and well being and believe happy students are at the core of a successful school.
I am privileged to have been part of a team that has seen the school develop from Good to Outstanding and look forward to achieving continuous success at Tanbridge.
Adrian Dunkley - Assistant Headteacher
I joined the Senior Management Team at Tanbridge House in January 2010 as an Assistant Headteacher. I work mainly with the Maths department to raise standards across all levels in this challenging subject. Numeracy across the curriculum falls also within my remit and I work closely with all departments to raise the profile and ability levels in this most fundamental of areas. I also ensure that our Gifted and Talented provision is fit for purpose. I believe in hard work and fair play and delight in the success that this brings.
I began teaching in 1986 at St. Andrew's School in Worthing and until joining THS I continued to work in Worthing. This included 7 years as Head of Year and KS3 co-ordinator at Durrington High School and 4 years as Head of a very successful maths department at Worthing High School. These two key positions afforded me a balanced perspective of how to attain high academic success coupled with student well-being.
In a nice twist of fate I have returned to Horsham where I grew up before leaving Collyers and gaining an upper second class honours degree from Exeter University in Maths and PE. In my spare time I've been known to swim, play golf, cycle and play cricket.
Peter Marshallsay - Assistant Headteacher
I joined THS in September 2006 and greatly enjoy working here and being part of such a successful school. My current role on the senior team includes leading on Parental Involvement and Communication and the development of extended services. Part of this involves coordinating the Parent Forum – we are very keen to build strong relationships with our parents, so please get in touch! I also lead and oversee the school on its out-of-school-hours-learning provision, ensuring the school is an accessible centre for all aspects of learning by students, parents, local businesses and other members of the local community.
I began teaching in 1993 at Therfield School, Leatherhead, as a PE Teacher and gained promotion to Leader of PE at the Ashcombe School, Dorking in 1999. My heart lies in this field and am always keen to reminisce about London 2012!
Vicky Edwards – Deputy Headteacher
I joined Tanbridge House School in September 2002, and, after a number of years as Assistant Headteacher, I am delighted to start my role as Deputy Headteacher in January 2013. In my role I am responsible for leading Teaching and Learning at THS, working closely with subject leaders to ensure effective teaching leads students making excellent progress in lessons. I continue to promote our specialisms - Science, Mathematics and Computing - and I am responsible for the Year 9 option process.
I studied Ecology at Imperial College, London University where I gained an upper second class degree. I then completed my Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Oxford Brookes University. I began my teaching career 13 years ago at Banbury school, Oxfordshire, and have been at Tanbridge House School since 2002.