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Administrative Team

The future of SMHA is assured for the moment, thanks to the efforts of your Admin. Team, but to ensure its survival until our youngest Old Girls reach the age our most senior members have now attained we need to reach out to our 1000+ members and ask for volunteers to assist on the Team. If you have skills in any of the tasks we undertake and even a little spare time please consider offering to assist us.

Get in Touch

Penny Harrison

Team Manager

Penny Harrison (Titheradge, 1969-73)
spent most of her career  managing Associations so it was perhaps a foregone conclusion when the School closed in 2009 that she suggested creating a Virtual Association to ensure the survival of SMHA. Penny currently acts as Team Manager as well as moderating the Facebook page & groups. Penny lives in the North of England.


Sian Spencer

Finance Officer

Sian Spencer (Williams, 1967-1977) has worked in both the private and public sectors as an accountant and later administrator. Currently working hard at being retired and enjoying hobbies of singing, photography, drawing and painting.  Also enjoys travelling particularly around Europe. Sian still lives in Sussex.

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Lis Eastham

Website Administrator, 

100 Club Administrator

Lis Eastham (Ferguson, 1969-76)  qualified as a Catering Manager but a family of three, including twins, necessitated a career change, eventually ending up as an Electro-Optic Sales Engineer. Now 'retired' - though too young for  state pension, Lis has lived in Maine-et-Loire, France since 2011.


Melanie Heidler

Team Member
(Asst. Finance Officer)

Melanie Heidler (Morrison, 1976-84) worked for many years in arts administration.  She now “officially” works as secretary for her husband’s company, but is still on the lookout for something exciting!  Melanie lives in London with her husband, who hails from Prague, but is often in Sussex visiting her mother.  She spends a lot of time at the theatre.

Documents of Interest

Notes of the most recent Team Meeting and of previous ones dating back to September 2016 give full information of the activities of the Team and of the direction of our work going forward. Please contact Penny if you have any questions. 

Notes of Team Meeting March 2021


Notes of Team Meeting March 2020
Notes of Team Meeting April 2019
Notes of Team Meeting June 2018
Notes of Team Meeting September 2017 
 General Meeting Notes September 2016


General Data Protection Regulations

This statement, dated March 2021, regarding compliance with General Data Protection Regulations provides evidence and assurances on the way in which the Association manages its members’ data.

GDPR Notice 2021

Administrative Team Documents

Terms of Reference March 2021                               Team Job Description Guide March 2021


The accounts of SMHA for the year 2020 are lodged here for members to review. Unless any objections are sent to smhaenquiries@gmail.com by 30th September 2021 the accounts will be deemed to have been formally approved as provided for in the Terms of Reference of the Association. Notice of this is sent to each member in the spring 2021 e-Newsletter.

Please see below for the accounts for 2020 as well as previous years, 2015-19 inclusive.

This approval process will continue for subsequent years in the absence of a formal meeting of SMHA.


Accounts for SMHA 2020


Previous Years

Accounts for SMHA 2019

Accounts and accompanying Statement 2018

Accounts for SMHA 2017                                           Statement to accompany 2017 SMHA Accounts

Accounts for SMHA 2016

Accounts for SMHA 2015



This is the Survey Report from the exercise 20% of our members engaged in during Spring 2018. Its findings have informed the future work and activities of SMHA. We welcome any comments or feedback, regardless of whether you participated in the original Survey.