Meet the Leadership Team

Mr L Walker

Headteacher

I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Headteacher for Imberhorne School. The school’s values and ethos, our focus on fulfilling academic and personal potential, and the huge range of opportunities staff make available for students drew me to apply for the role. Imberhorne has so many of the aspects that have always been important to me in my educational career.

I am a Classics graduate and have been proud to teach Latin and Greek to students in Years 7 to 13 since I qualified in 1993. From 2007 I have worked as a Senior Leader in schools in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Kent. I was a Deputy Head in two large 11-18 schools before becoming Headteacher at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds in 2017.

As well as Latin and Greek, I have taught English, French and Religious Education. During my time as a Senior Leader, I have also worked with GL Assessment to help other schools develop their testing programmes following the end of levels at Key Stage 3, and with PiXL (Partners in Excellence), a national organisation which supports school leadership teams across the country with their work to improve outcomes at GCSE and A Level. I am a tutor and assessor for the National Professional Qualifications for School Leaders.

In my spare time I enjoy reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, cooking and I am busy learning how to tend the allotment we have taken on this year.

lwalker [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

Mr C Fallick

Deputy Headteacher

It is both an honour and a privilege to have become a part of Imberhorne School in September 2023 as Deputy Headteacher. I was drawn to this position by the school's inspiring vision and commitment to preparing all students for the future, which resonates deeply with my own values of kindness, empathy, and support. Since joining the school's dedicated staff, I've been warmly embraced by students and parents, making me feel like an integral part of the close-knit Imberhorne family.

My journey in education began at the University of Brighton, where I trained as a PE Teacher. Over the years, I've had the privilege of serving in various roles in schools across Hampshire, West Sussex, and Brighton and Hove. My unwavering passion lies in delivering a world-class education that unlocks the boundless potential within every student, regardless of their backgrounds or the challenges they face daily.

In addition to my work at Imberhorne, I have had the opportunity to contribute to organizations such as AQA, Edexcel, and the University of Sussex. I've also taken the lead in organizing and conducting PE CPD events for numerous schools nationwide.

My professional pursuits are complemented by a rich involvement in sports and physical activities. I find great enjoyment in playing a variety of sports, with a particular fondness for cricket, tennis, hockey, football, squash, running, and cycling. While sports hold a special place in my life, I also cherish moments spent reading, cooking, and, most importantly, sharing quality time with my cherished family and friends.

cfallick [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

Miss K Marlborough

Deputy Headteacher

I was thrilled to join the leadership team of Imberhorne as Deputy Headteacher in September 2021 and felt immediately welcomed by the warm and supportive staff. The whole school community at Imberhorne show such commitment to the values of compassion and empathy and it is a very special place to work. Previously to working at Imberhorne, I was part of the SLT at a school in Kent and I really enjoy working with young people to help them realise their potential and explore how they want to move forward in the world.

Outside of school I like to make sure I focus on my own physical and mental heath and take time for exercise, cooking and reading (I am an English specialist but wish I had more time to read – it is always on my list of resolutions!). I also have a love of houses and interiors and love watching renovation programmes and imagining the big projects I would like to undertake.

 

kmarlborough [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

Emma Best

Senior Assistant Headteacher

Having joined Imberhorne as a teacher of English in 2013, I immediately recognised the school as special place seeking to give young people every opportunity to be the very best version of themselves. Previously to leading the English department at Imberhorne, I was Senior Head of Year at a school in Crawley. I have always very much enjoyed working with young people, helping them realise their full potential and equipping them with the skills and confidence they need to take their place in society.

Outside of school I love to swim, explore the many acres of the Ashdown Forest with my family and our pet dog, and watch films. As an English teacher, it will come as no surprise that I am an avid reader too!

Mr G Crees

Senior Assistant Headteacher

I joined Imberhorne in 1999 as a Science teacher, having taught at an 11-16 school in Worthing for 3 years previously. One of my reasons for moving to Imberhorne was to teach A Level Chemistry alongside Key Stage 3 and GCSE Science. I was lucky enough to become Leader of Chemistry soon after I joined. In my time with the Sixth Form Pastoral Team I have enjoyed the roles of Sixth Form UCAS Co-ordinator and Deputy Head of Sixth Form on my way to becoming the Head of Sixth Form in 2017. I am so pleased to lead a brilliant and experienced Sixth Form Pastoral Team and love the challenge and variety of working in such an energetic and dynamic part of the school.

Outside of school, my interests lie in playing and watching both cricket and golf in the Summer and umpiring hockey around the South of England in the Winter months. I am also a keen supporter of both Brighton and Hove Albion and Aston Villa….it’s a long story!

gcrees [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

Mr M Jones

Assistant Headteacher

I joined Imberhorne as a Maths Teacher in 1992, becoming Head of Year a few years later. My current role as Assistant Headteacher, a post I have held since 2012, is to oversee the startegic planning and implementation of the whole school timetable, lead in student academic communications to parents/carers and produce and analyse school data for both parents, staff and the wider community.

A Maths graduate from the University of Oxford, I thoroughly enjoy working at Imberhorne in such a successful Maths department. In my spare time I am Chair of Governors at a primary school and I love tending to my allotment with my two children.

mjones [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

Ceri Price

Assistant Headteacher

I have worked at Imberhorne school for 7 years in a variety of roles including science teacher, head of Key stage 3 science and Leader for vulnerable students.  It was during Covid that I first began to appreciate that the educational landscape was vast and not very easy to navigate for some young people and families.  This then lead onto me applying for and securing the role of SENDCO which I am loving!

The new role is extremely busy and I am very grateful to my colleagues and family for all the support and patience they have shown me while I wrestle with this mammoth job.  I love learning new things and the SENCO qualification has been a welcome return to learning for me, albeit it I am finding it much harder to write essays this time round.

I love watching films with my family, reading  and camping, but only in the sunshine, no soggy fields for this camper!  I love swimming and am a scuba instructor, combining my love for teaching and the ocean in one neat package.

Mrs D Clements

Business Manager

With a professional career in Local Government, spanning leadership roles across services for Children, Families and Learning, I am proud to have joined the leadership team at Imberhorne in December 2021. I have over 30 years’ experience of delivering high quality business management in a range of organisations and I am excited about the challenges that the School Business Manager role offers.  I am committed to meeting the needs of both the school and parent community and making the business functions as effective as they can be for all.

In a very busy role, achieving a work life balance can be a significant challenge! I am a strong advocate for the mental and physical benefits of being active. Outside of work I enjoy regular exercise, including swimming, walking and classes at the local leisure centre. More leisurely pursuits include a passion for reading and a love of cooking.

Imberhorne have an amazing team of dedicated teachers and support staff. Everyone is united in a tangible commitment to enabling students to be the very best that they can be. It is a privilege to be a part of this journey, and as a leader, to contribute to the achievement of outcomes within the school.   

dclements [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk