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Dr. Morgan Chambers – Chair of Governors - LA Governor

Morgan is a personal tutor, and teaches at UCL, School of Management.  She retains her executive coaching and consulting company, The Business of Leadership, which she started in 2008. Morgan lives in West Sussex, is married and has three children. Originally from New Zealand, Morgan completed a Masters degree in Organisational and Industrial Psychology at Canterbury University.

Her first position after University was as Industrial Relations Advisor for NZ’s only oil refining company at the time of its major expansion. Subsequently, she gained extensive executive experience in Human Resources & Organisation Development in a range of industries and territories, including New Zealand, Canada, and Europe.  Recently, between 2010 - 2014, she returned to full time academia to pursue her PhD in Corporate Strategy and Organisational Behaviour from Cranfield University, UK.

Outside of work Morgan is an avid sailor and skier and has a general passion for things outdoors.  She plays the piano as often as she can and travels widely.

Kevin West - Vice Chair

Kevin lives in Broadbridge Heath and is married with three children. His two adult sons both enjoyed their time and were successful at Tanbridge House School and currently his daughter attends the school.

Kevin qualified as Chartered Quantity Surveyor, and has now retired after 40 years commercial management experience in both Construction and Facility Management, for a variety of government departments and “blue chip” companies. His roles included preparing and managing budgets, and helping to resolve and solution a wide spectrum of people issues.

He enjoys the opportunity to utilise his wealth of experience to help the school to continue to improve and overcome the many challenges that it experiences, and trying to ensure that pupils at Tanbridge are happy to go to school whilst getting a good education within the “Care, Kindness, Achievement” culture.

With 3 children, family, life can be fairly hectic at times, but he does try and complete the 5km park run most weeks. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys watching most sports and visiting National Trust properties.

Mark Sheridan - Headteacher

I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of Tanbridge House School. Prior to this, I was Deputy Headteacher at Tanbridge for 9 years.

Building on strong foundations rooted in our core values of Care, Kindness and Achievement we have seen the Tanbridge Community go from strength to strength. I am very fortunate to be supported by an outstanding Senior Leadership Team who embody our school vision and values on a day to day basis.

 We share the same goals for students and staff to be ambitious for themselves and be the “best that they can be”.

My background and passion beyond education has been firmly rooted in sports and reinforces my belief that all young people should have the opportunity and be encouraged to enrich their school experience beyond the taught curriculum, whether in sports, arts, creative or other academic outlets.

 Tanbridge House school is an inspiring place to work where young people never fail to amaze me with what they can achieve.

Celia Hurren - Co-opted Governor - Chair of Resources/Pay & Performance

Celia is a qualified accountant having trained with a large accountancy firm (where she had some experience of the education sector) prior to working in industry.  This includes managing costs against budgets. Celia is a member of the Friends of Tanbridge House School. In her leisure time she enjoys walking her dog, swimming and spending time outdoors with her children.

Beverley Winter - Co-Opted Governor - Chair of Teaching & Learning - SEND Governor

Having worked in a Senior Executive position for a FTSE 100 Company for over 30 years , I retired in 2008 .During my career , I was fortunate to work overseas for 12 years and obtained my MBA from Lancaster University in 1992 .I have extensive experience in Change Management,  Industrial Relations and  Customer Service  in addition to serving as MD/ Chairman of 3 subsidiary companies. 

Since my retirement,  I have served as a Member of Council at the University of Sussex for 6 years as well as a Governor at Southwater Junior Academy for 4 years .
It is imperative that our Education system provides the best possible pathways for our children going forward and so important that we offer support where we can .

My hobbies include gardening , Pilates and walking . I currently have one granddaughter attending THS and hopefully she will be joined by my grandson in the future. 

John Oakey – Co-opted Governor

John is a retired Process Engineer who previously worked for BOC and Linde Gas. He lives in South West Surrey. His degree is in Chemical Engineering from Exeter University. His working life was spent in the Industrial Gases Industry, where he was employed in a largely Technical Role and has a number of Patents in his name.  He spent the first 20 years of his working life Designing and operating various Industrial gases Facilities. In the later part of his career the focus shifted to supporting the various Technical centres around the world through on line support and provide teaching assistance at sites within Europe, Africa and Asia.

John volunteers at Petworth for the National Trust, focusing on Tour guiding and development. His interests are music in all forms, history and sport.

Rhoda Hatton - Co-Opted Governor - Chair of Wellbeing

For a number of years, Rhoda worked in the charity sector, She has a keen interest in HR and policies and more recently she has put this expertise to good use in the education sector where she now works as a Communication and Compliance Officer.

Valuing education as she does, Rhoda also has a keen interest in governance and held a governor role for a number of years at a local primary school. In September 2020 she joined the governing body at Tanbridge House School where she sits on the resources committee, the pay and performance committee, the wellbeing committee and holds the position of link governor. Alongside this Rhoda is an active member of the West Sussex Governor Association. This means she frequently liaises with the Local Authority to ensure that the voice of governors can be heard within the locality.

Both of Rhoda’s daughters were educated at Tanbridge House School and the family remain grateful for all the opportunities that Tanbridge gave to them.

Kelly Zerrouk - Co-Opted Governor

Jenny Lockwood - Parent Governor

Jenny is a Direct Marketing Manager for Faversham House, lives in Southwater, and has two children. She was raised and educated predominantly in Surrey and after taking a chance position at a small publishing house in 1997 has been working in the industry for 23 years. She has extensive experience in, events, catalogue, subscriptions, digital, strategic, and circulation marketing, a passion for data analysis, and has previously held a position on the Audit Bureau of Circulations B2B advisory committee and RPM International GDPR delivery committee.

During her career, she has implemented numerous marketing databases, circulation systems, CRM and sales management systems, organised and helped deliver systems training, and created analysis and insight reporting to influence critical business decisions and spend. 

Outside of work she was previously Co-Chair of the Southwater Junior Academy PTFA, is a keen martial artist, and loves walking her dog and camping with her family and friends.

 Anne Ryan – Staff Governor

For the past five years Anne has been one of the staff representatives on the board of governors.  She joined the MFL department of THS in 2012 having spent several years teaching in both the primary and secondary sectors.  Prior to becoming a teacher she spent some years working for blue chip companies as a bilingual secretary/marketing assistant.  Since joining THS she has progressed to become leader of year, a role which she thoroughly enjoys.

Being a governor and part of the teaching staff provides a 360° view on all aspects of life at THS which is both beneficial to her working life and personally fulfilling.

Anne is married with 3 children therefore her personal life is pretty busy. She enjoys travelling to new destinations and catching up on TV dramas!

Ronalda (Ronny) Harrison - Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor at Tanbridge House School since 2003. I moved to Horsham with my husband in 1983. Our daughter was bought up here, and attended Tanbridge House School between 2002 - 2007.

I worked for a national financial institution for 30 years, finally retiring in 2009 from the Horsham branch.  From 2010 I worked part-time, again in Horsham, for a national retailer, retiring again in 2018.
My interests (other than Tanbridge!) are watching musical theatre, usually with my daughter, and crafts - mainly quilting and cross-stitch.