Governors

The school is managed by a Board of Governors who are closely involved with its overall running and its policies. Their purpose is to assist the Headmaster in his decisions and to support their implementation.

Andrew Blurton

Position:
Chairman of Governors

Andrew has over 35 years senior level experience in a variety of roles encompassing finance, operations and general management in the property, hotel, retail and services sector. He is a Member and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He...

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Sue Brocksom

Position:
Governor

Sue is a self-employed corporate tax advisor, having previously worked at Arthur Anderson’s London Tax Department and also Lowe Howard Spink & Bell plc. Knightsbridge. Sue is married with two children, both of whom attended Longacre. Sue has been a...

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Tim Pettit

Position:
Governor

Tim is a Chartered Accountant with a career in investment banking specialising in advising banks on risk and responding to changing regulatory environments. He played a key role in negotiating RBS’s rescue with the UK Treasury in 2008. Tim chairs...

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Deryle Whitehouse

Position:
Governor

Deryle was a ‘Longacre Mother’ who managed the academic careers of her three children through the independent sector, from pre-prep to university. Deryle has worked and still works within the education sector – she trained as a Montessori teacher and...

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Richard Herring

Position:
Governor

Richard has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 30 years gaining extensive knowledge of running multi-sited operations across international markets, and experience in the provision of managed service outsourced solutions.  He is married with two daughters, both of...

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Tracy Kirnig

Position:
Governor

Tracy is a highly experienced teacher with over 30 years’ experience, the last 15 of which have been in senior positions. She is currently Head of Prior’s Field School in Godalming. She studied Religious Studies and Philosophy and has an...

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Dominique Daulton

Position:
Governor

Dominique has been a Wonersh resident and GP since 1982 and was Senior Partner of the Wonersh Surgery and Medical Centre for over 10 years. He retired from the Wonersh practice in June 2016, although he still remains the Chairman...

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Sheila Maxwell

Position:
Governor

Sheila has worked as an HR professional for over 20 years, having started her career at Coopers and Lybrand where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She specialises in Reward governance and strategy, and has worked for a number of...

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Simon Moore

Position:
Governor

Simon is a fire safety consultant, having retired from the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in 2017 after 30 years of public service. His final role in the Fire and Rescue Service was as Assistant Chief Fire Officer Operations, where...

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Peter Brooks

Position:
Governor

Peter offers a wealth of experience within the Education Sector.  He joined Kingswood House School as a teacher in 1976 and became Headmaster in 1992 until he retired after 42 years in July 2017. Despite retirement, Peter continues to focus...

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Simon Brian

Position:
Governor

Simon’s roles in education centre on academic leadership and management. He is currently Deputy Head (Academic) at Charterhouse School. Prior to this he held posts at Cheltenham College, Highgate School and Dulwich College. He was educated at Ripon Grammar School...

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Alex Kearney

Position:
Governor

Alex has over 20 years of marketing, PR and publications management experience, primarily gained in the Independent Schools sector. Her roles have encompassed strategic and operational aspects of marketing with particular emphasis on designing and delivering a Marketing and Admissions...

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Emily Chalkley

Position:
Governor

Emily is a Senior Associate in the Employment team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, Guildford, and has been with the firm for over 7 years. Emily advises on all aspects of employment law both contentious and non-contentious, working for large...

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Fiona Gibbons

Position:
Governor

Fiona was a Chartered Surveyor in a previous life, dealing with all aspects of commercial property. Married with two grown up children, she has project managed various builds over the years and manages some as rentals. She was a Parish...

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New Intake Age for Nursery

We are very excited to announce that from September 2021 we will be offering places from age 2 in our Nursery class. (Children will need to have turned 2 before 31st August to start in September.) Please visit our Nursery page below for further information or contact admissions@longacreschool.co.uk

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