Governing Body


CO-OPTED GOVENROR (8 required)

Tony Mills, Chair of Governors

Term of Office:  20 April 2016 CoG Sept 2017

A declaration of interests statment:  nothing to declare

The skills you bring to the Governing Body: I look forward to using my Project Management skills in working with the excellent staff and governors at Chessington and feel privileged to be given the opportunity to help us all get where we want to be.

The reason for becoming a governor at Chessington: I became Chair of Governors in September 2016 as I believe Chessington has so much to offer our children and the community.

A personal fact:  My career as a Project Manager has been predominately in the engineering and construction industry, utilising my BSc in Chemical Engineering and MSc Pharmaceuticals, where I have been fortunate to work in many countries, including USA, Switzerland, Denmark, India, Ireland, Singapore and Oman. More recently I attained a BSc in Psychology. ​

 

Mary Henes, Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: One year from September 2016

A declaration of interests statement: Nothing to declare.

Skills I bring to the Governing Body: My background is in academia and I am passionate about fair access to university. I now work for an education charity, and in my spare time e-mentor students to consider their post-school options.

Reason for becoming a governor at Chessington: I became a school governor as I wanted to learn more about how schools work, and make a contribution drawing on my professional experience.

A Personal Fact: My PhD is in English literature, and I am a keen cyclist.

 

Ramesh Kapadia, Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: September 2016, 4 years

A declaration of interests statement: Nothing to declare.

The skills you bring to the Governing Body:  I have worked in education for my whole career at a variety of levels including teaching, curriculum development, lecturing and educational consultancy.

The reason for becoming a governor at Chessington:  Since I live in Surbiton, I wanted to use my skills in a local school.

A personal fact: I enjoy walking and have undertaken several long-distance walks, including the three peaks and the Thames path.

Other governor roles: I am also a governor at Thorpe Lea Primary School, Surrey

 

Nicola Macbean, Co-opted Governor

Term of Office:  I joined the Governing Board in December 2016.

A declaration of interests statement: Nothing to declare.

The skills you bring to the Governing Body: I hope I can bring to the Board my passion for education, an international background and experience from the charitable sector, where I have also been a Trustee.    

The reason for becoming a governor at Chessington: I have a long-standing interest in education having trained as a teacher and obtained a Master’s degree in education planning and economics.

A personal fact: I now run a charity to support those working for human rights in China.

 

Sonia Molnar, Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 4 years from 21 September 2016
A declaration of interests statement: Nothing to declare.
The skills you bring to the Governing Body: I have previously been a SEND governor and have an understanding of issues facing SEND children and families as I have a child with a severe learning disability.
The reason for becoming a governor at Chessington: I have an interest in education, having three children in three different key stages, and I wanted to support the school to ensure that they help SEND students to reach their full potential.
A personal fact: I enjoy travelling, reading and the performing arts.

Han-Ley Tang , Co-opted Governor

A declaration of interests statement: Nothing to declare.

My background is in management consulting, with expertise in data and analytics for corporate strategy, operational effectiveness, and regulatory compliance.  I have volunteered as a governor to apply my skills to a fresh challenge and make a positive difference to education in the borough.  In my spare time, I enjoy football (GGMU!) and Formula 1, fixing an old motorcycle, and tinkering with technology.

 

Andrew Evans , Co-opted Governor

Term of Office including the date you were appointed: 4 years from March 2017

A declaration of interests statement: Although unlikely to impact my governor role on a day to day basis, I work for a neighbouring local authority, Surrey County Council, and my wife works for Kingston University.

The skills you bring to the Governing Body: I currently work for a local authority in the children, schools and families department and so bring knowledge of the children and young people’s landscape and skills in strategy, partnerships, projects, analysis and building relationships.

The reason for becoming a governor at Chessinton: Having recently settled in Chessington I want to use my skills and knowledge to support the school and community to provide excellent all-round opportunities for children and young people.

A personal fact: I am a big sports fan and enjoy going to see live matches, particularly watching Arsenal when I can.

 


PARENT GOVENROR (2 required)

Paul Dale, Parent Governor

A declaration of interests: Nothing to Declare

 

 

 

 

Julie Hammond, Parent Governor

Term of Office: 4 Years from January 2016
A declaration of interests: Nothing to Declare
Skills I bring to the Governing Body: My background is in scientific research and health and safety and in 2007 I decided to go back to full time education to study a Masters degree in Osteopathic Medicine, furthering my medical knowledge.
Reason for becoming a governor at Chessington: I became a parent governor in 2016 after my daughter chose to join the school.

A Personal Fact: I play saxophone and clarinet and am a keen cycling fan.

 


LA GOVERNOR (1 required)

Andy Johnson-Creek, LA Governor

Term of Office: 4 Years from January 2016
A declaration of interests: Nothing to Declare
Skills I bring to the Governing Body: My background is in scientific research and health and safety and in 2007 I decided to go back to full time education to study a Masters degree in Osteopathic Medicine, furthering my medical knowledge.
Reason for becoming a governor at Chessington: I became a parent governor in 2016 after my daughter chose to join the school.

A Personal Fact: I play saxophone and clarinet and am a keen cycling fan.