Academy Council

Correspondence to the Academy Council should be directed via the
Academy Council Clerk:   S Morgan:

Christopher Honeyman Brown - Chairman

Choneyman brownChristopher is a Chartered Accountant who spent 35 years in public practice, culminating as a partner in Arthur Andersen. Subsequently, he was Chief Executive of two law firms and Director of Operations at Dibb Lupton Alsop, which became DLA Piper. Christopher has been advising Small Medium Enterprises on strategy and improvement in business performance for the last ten years. He is the Chairman of a company focused on publishing and events in the manufacturing space, and is non-executive director of an international specialist oil & gas recruitment company and a company engaged in peer group networks, research and development. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and served as a Governor of Stowe School for 23 years, the last nine of which he chaired the Governing body. Christopher chairs the TLA Academy Council; he enjoys gardening and, with his wife, spending as much time as possible with their five grandchildren.

Sam Bridle - Teacher

Sam bridleSam joined TLA in November 2018 as the Year 10 Leader. She thoroughly enjoyed working in this role as a pastoral lead and enjoyed working with the students and their families. Prior to this, she worked as a Lecturer in Childcare and Health and Social Care at Crawley College. Sam taught across all levels including being able to teach on the Early Years Degree programme. She also worked as an Associate Lecturer assessing students in placement at the University of Chichester. Prior to changing her career, she worked in the recruitment industry for 10 years and recruited for many local businesses within West Sussex. Sam currently teaches Health and Social Care at level 2,3 and 4 in the academy and she is a Year 9 tutor. She was also recently promoted to the Assistant Director of Faculty for the Creative Arts Department. Sam is currently studying for her Masters Degree in Education at the University of Chichester and is absolutely loving being back in the classroom and learning herself! In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and enjoy reading both fiction and educational research to help her with her own studies.

Rachel Folley - Community

Rachel folleyThis is Rachel’s third year as a member of the TLA council, a position she finds both a challenge and very interesting. It is rewarding to contribute to the dedication and determination of the Principal, staff, pupils and The Littlehampton Academy community.

Rachel’s qualifications include a Diploma of Education and Batchelor of Education and more recently, academic degree level courses in Mentoring and French.

Rachel’s career as a teacher of PE included schools in Kingston Upon Thames, Godalming and Bramley. Simultaneously, she was playing for and coaching club, county and regional teams for netball. In 1994, Rachel was appointed as an England Netball coach working with the youth squads preparing for Home Internationals. In preparation for the U21 Netball World Championships in 2000, as the head coach, with a team of coaches, Sports scientists and medical staff, the team toured in Australia, Trinidad and Barbados and contested Home Test series against South Africa, New Zealand and Jamaica.

From 2002, Rachel developed her role as professional tutor and since retiring, she has maintained her work with trainee teachers both at St Catherine’s and as an e-Qualitas Tutor in a variety of schools. Her intention is always “be the best that you can and encourage the same of others”.

Kelly Goodwin - Community

Kelly GoodwinKelly Goodwin is a Chartered Accountant in a local accountancy firm, Kreston Reeves and holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting Finance from the University of Brighton. She has been working and advising education clients for a number of years, with a mix of private schools, academies and free schools. In addition to this Kelly has been working on large commercial assignments thereby attaining general business experience. She is also a regular contributor to the Kreston Reeves website, writing articles on latest Academy governance changes or issues. In her spare time Kelly enjoys participating in charitable events such as the pretty muddy and colour runs as well as walking her miniature schnauzer.

Becca Jupp - Community

Becca juppBecca is 49, married to Tim and a mum of four children, all of whom have been at The Littlehampton Academy. She is the leader of Arun Church which is a church of 400 people who meet at TLA and also own the Wickbourne Centre in Littlehampton, which includes two nurseries. Becca is passionate about the community and loves the Academy and being part of the Academy team on the Council. Becca appreciates seeing first-hand what an amazing, inspiring school TLA is.

Mark Kinsella - Community

Mark kinsellaMark retired as the former partner and head of a fraud and forensics department with a Top 20 UK Chartered Accountancy Practice in 2015. Previously to that he worked as the Director of Operations of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority as well as spending over 18 years in a number of senior roles in the NHS. Mark qualified as a banker before joining the NHS where he then trained as an accountant: he is also qualified as a fraud investigator and trained with Thames Valley Police. Mark has a BA (Hons) degree in Geography and an M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and Biogeography. He is a Director of his own fraud management consultancy company and is employed as a manager with Grant Thornton UK. 


Mark was previously an elected parent councillor to the Academy. He is committed to helping the teachers and support staff at the Academy create the best possible educational platform for the children of the school: he is especially keen to develop links with the business community.

Mark has lived in Littlehampton since 1999, He is married to Amanda who works at River Beach Primary School. His son was a student at the Academy until June 2018.

His spare time interests include writing, cycling, genealogy and climate change research.

Dan Pearce - Community

Dan pearceDan works in the London Insurance Market, as the Real Estate Underwriting Manager for Ecclesiastical Insurance. Within this role, he is responsible for the management of the whole London Book of Business and ultimately the bottom line to deliver a profit. He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and has the Certificate in Insurance (Cert CII) qualification.


Dan is married to Carly, they have two children, with the eldest at The Littlehampton Academy and they have lived in the area since 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, loves a quiz and most sports.

Panagiotis Perysinakis - Community

Panagiotis perysinakisPanagiotis is a solicitor and works locally as in house legal counsel for The Body Shop, focusing on international procurement, franchising, distribution, operations, intellectual property, IT, finance. He has previously worked as in house legal counsel for Tempur Sealy International (largest bedding multinational in the world). He holds a law degree from the university of Athens and a Masters of Law (LLM) from the University of Portsmouth. He has served in the Board of Directors (as Secretary and Treasurer) of the Association of Corporate Counsel – Europe (the European branch of a global organisation representing over 2,300 in house lawyers in Europe and over 42,000 internationally). Panagiotis is married to Maria and has three children, of which one has special educational needs and the other two are in university. He has lived in the area since 2002 and is keen to give something back to the local community.

Henry Powell - Community

Henry powellHenry is an entrepreneur and joint owner of Inpress Plastics, a successful plastic injection moulding company based in Littlehampton. He has driven this family-run firm forward overseeing its growth into European and international markets. He is a Fellow of the RSA and as Chairman of the Coastal West Sussex Partnership and member of the Greater Brighton Economic Board, is focussed on developing skills, infrastructure and connectivity for the future success of the area.

Kevin Stone - Community

Kevin stoneKevin recently retired having worked at TLA since September 1996 as a teacher of mathematics. During that time, he saw many changes and worked with many families in the Littlehampton area. Having been a tutor, he worked hard to help prepare the students for the real world, involving himself in the pastoral side and was also a leader in this important part of the school. As well as teaching the KS3 and KS4 curriculum, he was an A-Level teacher specialising in statistics. He has in the past been Head of Mathematics, taught “work-related” students and worked closely with the primary schools to help with their numeracy skills. In his past life, he worked as a project engineer for Sainsburys and is a qualified football referee. He enjoys the challenge of a music quiz, northern soul and has travelled across 5 continents.

Carlie Wayne - Parent

Carlie wayneCarlie worked at TLA from 2008 until July 2019. Her roles included working in the classroom, as a Cover Supervisor, experiencing and dealing with the challenges of whole class behaviour management along with engaging young people in their learning. She was a member of pastoral staff since September 2013, first as a Pastoral Assistant and then as a more senior member of support staff in her role as Chapter Manager and Year Leader. The latter roles saw her gain experience of the many challenges that face some of our students, both physically and mentally. She sees the importance of school within these young people’s lives and holds safeguarding and education at the centre of her practice. Carlie left TLA this summer, for new experiences and challenges at Durrington High School.

Carlie has lived and worked in Littlehampton for the past 13 years and has a good knowledge and understanding of the community and area. Carlie has two children; her son currently attends the Academy and her daughter, since leaving the Academy, studies at Plumpton College. Carlie loves sports, reading and travelling. 

Clare White - Support Staff

CWhiteClare joined TLA in November 2018 as Year Leader bringing many years of experience having done a similar role at The Regis School in Bognor.  Clare’s background is nursing and having worked for many years in various care roles, moved to working in schools when her children were young.  Clare has also worked at Checkatrade as a Complaints Advisor and she brings a wealth of skills, experience and knowledge to support the students and families on their journey through TLA.


Clare lives near Chichester with her partner and has 2 grown up daughters.  Clare’s eldest daughter is working in London for a well-known high street fashion brand having studied Fashion & Textiles at Winchester University, whilst her youngest daughter currently works for a local charity supporting adults with learning disabilities.  Clare has an artisan business making and selling jams and chutney and enjoys spending time baking and gardening.


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