Governing Body


CO-OPTED GOVENROR (8 required)

(Appointed by the Governing Board)

 

Tony Mills, Chair of Governors

Term of Office:  20 April 2016 (four year term)
Chair of Governors from Sept 2016

A declaration of interests statment:  nothing to declare

The skills I bring to the Governing Body: I enjoy 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(s): 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. ​

Other Governor roles: None

 

Mary Henes, Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 21 September 2016 (four year term)

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 have spent a long term working 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. One particular area of focus for me is the Library (LRC) making it an inviting space for students with an amazing collection of books for them to explore.

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

Other Governor roles: None

 

Ramesh Kapadia, Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 7 December 2016 (four year term).

Declaration of Interests Statement: Nothing to declare.

The skills I 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(s): 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

Office: 7 December 2016 (four year term)

Declaration of Interests Statement: Nothing to  declare.

The skills I 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(s): I now run a charity to support those working for human rights in China.

Other Governor roles: None

 

Sonia Molnar, Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 21 September 2016 (four year term)

A Declaration of Interests Statement: Nothing to declare.

The skills I 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 at difference stages of their education, and I wanted to support the school to ensure that they help SEND students to reach their full potential.

A personal fact(s): I enjoy travelling, reading and the performing arts.

Other Governor roles: None

 

Han-Ley Tang , Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 21 September 2016 (four year term)

Declaration of Interests Statement: Nothing to declare.

The skills I bring to the Governing Body: My background is in management consulting, with expertise in data and
analytics for corporate strategy, operational effectiveness,
and regulatory compliance.

The reason for becoming a Governor at Chessington: .I have volunteered as a Governor to apply my skills to a fresh challenge and make a positive difference to education in the Borough.

A personal fact(s): In my spare time, I enjoy football (GGMU!) and Formula 1, fixing an old motorcycle, and tinkering with technology.

Other Governor roles: None


PARENT GOVERNOR (2 required)

Paul Dale, Parent Governor and Vice-Chair 

(Resigning w.e.f 2.5.18 – next FGB)

 Term of Office: 7 December 2016 (four year term)

 Declaration of interests Statement: Nothing to Declare

 Other Governor roles: None

 

Julie Hammond, Parent Governor

Term of Office: 9 December 2015 (four year term)
Vice-Chair from March 2017

Declaration of Interests Statement: 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(s): I play saxophone and clarinet and am a keen cycling fan.

Other Governor roles: None

 


LA GOVERNOR (1 required)

Andy Johnson-Creek, LA Governor

Term of Office: 7 December 2016 (four year term)

Declaration of Interests Statement: I’m a local Councillor on Kingston Council.

Skills I bring to the Governing Body: I have a background in PR and branding, which comes to the fore in communicating the great work the School and the students are doing. I am also a Borough Councillor, giving a voice to the school at the Council.

The reason for becoming a Governor at Chessington:
I have a background in PR and branding, which comes to the fore in communicating the great work the school and the students are doing. I am also a Borough Councillor, giving a voice to the school at the Council

A personal fact(s): I’m probably the only Yeovil Town fan outside Somerset!

Other Governor roles: None

Other Governor roles: None

 


STAFF GOVERNORS (2 required)

(The Head Teacher is an Ex-Officio member of the Governing Board.

The other Staff Governor is appointed by Staff)

 

Ashraf Ali, Staff Governor
(Headteacher)

Term of Office: Since 1 September 2015 – ongoing

Declaration of Interests: None

 

Amy Garvey-Smith:
(Deputy Headteacher)

Term of Office:  7 December 2016 (four year term)

Declaration of Interests: None

 


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (2 required)

(Appointed by the Governing Board)

 

Paul Moralee, Associate Member (No Voting Rights)
(Business Manager)

Term of Office:  7 December 2016 (four year term)

Declaration of Interests: None

 

Sarah Wilson, Associate Member (No Voting Rights)
(Deputy Headteacher)

Term of Office: 15 March 2017 (four year term).

Declaration of Interests: None

 

 


RETIRED CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

(Appointed by the Governing Board)

Andrew Evans Retired Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office: 16 March 2017 to 22 March 2018

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 I 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 Chessington: 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(s): I am a big sports fan and enjoy going to see live matches, particularly watching Arsenal when I can.

Other Governor roles: None

 

Ishpal Chaggar – Retired Co-Opted Governor

Declaration of Interests Statement: None

Term of Office: 3 January 2017 until 7 October 2017

Other Governor Roles: None