ROSIE MALARKEY - CHAIR
Rosie retired from her role as a School Improvement Consultant for Surrey three years ago, soon after joining the governing body of Manorfield.
She has had a career in education all of her adult life, previously as a headteacher in a Surrey primary school and has worked across education in primary, secondary and special schools.
She has thoroughly enjoyed all of her roles in education and feels very privileged to be Chair of Governors at Manorfield – with a great team of staff and governors working together to ensure that all children succeed in their learning and enjoy their time at primary school.
MIKE GEORGE - VICE CHAIR
Mike is a town councillor & chairman of the Court Lodge Residents Association.
He has a long time interest in the school & its predecessors his children & a granddaughter being former pupils.
Mike, in addition to being vice chairman of the Governing Body has special responsibilities for Safeguarding, Looked After children & Health & Safety.
After 22 years working for the Woolwich Building Society, a part time job for Relate (marriage counselling) during maternity leave steered me into a new direction.
I was one of the co founders of Surrey Young Carers Project, back in 1997 which was a fascinating and rewarding role. My eyes were opened and I became truly aware of how many children are actually caring throughout their sometimes difficult childhoods.
I have five children of my own (one with a learning difficulty) and nine grandchildren, all of whom keep me busy and poor! But it was always extremely important to me that my children received the best education possible. I was always interested in whatever they did and tried to be supportive.
So when I was given the opportunity to be the School Home Link Worker at Manorfield in 2007, I jumped at the chance.
This role brought together my Relate days, my Surrey Young Carer work and my life as a mum! I absolutely loved meeting so many parents and their lovely children and became passionate about Manorfield School and helping to improve the outcomes for all the children.
So when I retired it felt a natural progression to become a governor. It's from a different perspective, but I hope I can continue supporting and liaising with the staff to keep all our children safeguarded, happy and educated to the highest level.
Martin and his family moved to Horley to take up the position as Minister of Horley Baptist Church. Prior to becoming a minister Martin was a High School teacher in Ipswich.
Martin has 3 children, 2 of which are pupils at Manorfield, and has special responsibilities for Special Education Needs and Disability.
My name is Rachel and I am the mother of twins in the school, Isabelle and Alexander. I am really impressed by the enthusiasm of the teaching and the ethos of the school's ERICA values.
I am a qualified Paediatric Nurse working in the NHS. I currently work as a Neonatal Senior Sister and Practice Educator. The welfare of children and families is at the heart of my work and becoming a parent governor will enable me to invest these skills into the school.
I have gained skills and had many years of experience of working and caring for children as a parent, grandparent, foster carer, Specialist Teaching Assistant and Children’s Social Worker.
I believe passionately that children must be at the centre of our practise, given a voice and encouraged to participate in all areas of their lives, education, and their community.
I am delighted to be part of the Manorfield Governing Body and aim to use my experience to support the school values and vision enabling our children to be cared for, have a holistic, good quality education, and be respected and valued as individuals.