Welcome to Manorfield Primary and Nursery School


Welcome to Manorfield Primary and Nursery School

Governor Profiles

Rosie Malarkey


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


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.

Andrew Holder


Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and, after a career in finance in both London and the USA, returned to Surrey to become Director of a Dorking-based investment management company.

He is a Fellow of the ICAEW and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Andrew has three teenage children, all of whom attended different schools in both the UK and the USA and hopes to bring some of that experience to Manorfield.

Dan Jones


Dan is a Dad of two boys, one who is currently in the school and one who has just finished.  

He has been a parent governor since 2014 and is very proud to be part of a fantastic team that looks to ensure the best for the pupils at Manorfield.

He is a learning and development professional and works full-time as a Head of Learning and Development in the Health sector. He looks to use his professional and parental experiences to support and challenge the senior team in order to build on the schools’ fantastic reputation and help improve that even further.  

In addition, he holds the responsibility of link governor for learning and development within the governing body.




Martin Shorey


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 year 3, 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.   


I am pleased to be able to contribute to the success of my local school. I have a great passion for education and understand the impact that a good educational system can have on young people.  From a personal perspective, I would love the opportunity to help make a positive change to any young person's education.

I have a variety of skills and experience gained from my 15 year career within the investment industry, including project management.  My role requires a high degree of organisation, leading teams and meetings including monitoring any resulting actions and risks, assessing benefits v costs and challenging assumptions.