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Worthing High School

Worthing High School


Sasha Scambler - Chair 

I believe that parents and schools need to work together to nurture curiosity, social awareness and a love of learning in children and young adults.

If we get this right, we set them up for the future. Qualifications are important but education is much more than simply passing exams. Both my sons attend Worthing High. I also work in the field of education as a university lecturer, and I am passionate about the importance of education at all levels.

Dr John Bull - Governor

I read Law at Cambridge and went on to study Medicine in London after Science A Levels. I worked as a secondary teacher in Sierra Leone and as a trainee doctor in London, Salisbury and Birmingham and as a Consultant Physician in Worthing. I have been a governor of Worthing High School since it opened in the early 1980s. 

Adrian Cook - Head of School - Worthing High School

From a young age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher, and it was not long before I knew I wanted to be a History teacher, due to some inspirational teachers in secondary school. Mr Gardner, Mr Robinson and Mr Smith all had very different styles, but all inspired me and instilled a love for history.

Since qualifying as a teacher, I took my first post at Ifield Community College in Crawley, where I worked for seven years, progressing to Head of Year and the Humanities Faculty Lead. After seven years, I felt ready for senior leadership and took my first post as Assistant Headteacher at Seaford Head School. I am very proud of my time at Seaford, helping the school achieve its first-ever “outstanding” grading from OFSTED. This gave me the confidence to take the next step into Deputy Headship at Worthing High School, where I am now very proud to be Head of School.

I believe all children deserve the very best educational experience, inside and outside of the classroom. I want to ensure we recognise the progress of all students, regardless of start and end points.

Amanda Allibone - Support Staff Governor

My name is Amanda Allibone and I have been working at Worthing High School for the last year. Currently, I am working as an Acting Senior Cover Supervisor.

I am the mother of 3 children, the youngest of whom studied at Worthing High School. I appreciate and understand the work of the school to ensure that each student achieves to the best of their ability from both a parental and staff perspective.

Before working at Worthing High School, I worked at The Weald School, Billingshurst for 15 years, starting as a Learning Support Assistant for 10 years and then as a Cover Supervisor for 5 years. I have also worked as a Customer Service Manager at Lloyds Bank TSB for 22 years. I intend to make a positive contribution as the Support Staff Governor. 

Neil Ambrose - Governor 

After completing a first degree in Medical Biochemistry and a PhD in Biomedical Science and Ethics at the University of Birmingham, I moved into web development and have run my own technology and events company for the past 18 years.

Before joining the Governors at WHS I held voluntary roles with the Dental Complaints Service and the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Lewes. I also still help run an annual outdoor adventure camp for disadvantaged children in Snowdonia.
I passionately believe that providing children with high-quality education is one of the best ways to improve their life opportunities and ensure success in adulthood.


Louise Davey - Vice Chair

As a former student at Worthing High School, I am passionate about ensuring that the experience students have here is positive and fulfilling and that they are given every opportunity to be the best version of themselves. I believe that confidence and self-esteem are just as important as qualifications.

I am a public servant, developing policy in relation to financial services regulation, and have been doing so since 2007. I became a governor at Worthing High School in 2021.

Senay Ozdemirciler - Teaching Staff Governor

My name is Senay Ozdemirciler and I have been working at Worthing High School since the 2017-2018 Academic year as a Maths teacher.  Currently, I am the numeracy coordinator for the whole school and a maths teacher.

I originally studied Machine and Engineering Design at the University of Ankara in Turkey. I later studied Maths and Education at the university of Brighton where I gained my teaching qualification. I worked at Oak Grove College (the largest special needs school in West Sussex) for seven years prior to qualification. My enthusiasm to gather feedback from colleagues as well as my own understanding of staff experience has put me in a good position to contribute to the board of governors. I am passionate about education and I look forward to exchanging ideas and working together.

Emma Taylor - Parent Governor

I have always had a passion for making sure the next generation has the best start. Being able to give a student, regardless of their background, everything they need to be the best. Being a governor, I feel I can work towards this aspiration, making sure the students leave the school the best version of themselves. I have been a Civil Servant for over 20 years, working within the HR profession.