Tony Mills, Chair of Governors
I became Chair of Governors in September 2016 as I believe CCC has so much to offer our children and the community. In my role as Chair of Governors, I am committed to the School achieving even more to ensure students are in a great position to maximise their potential. 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. I look forward to working with the excellent staff and governors at CCC and feel privileged to be given the opportunity to help us all get where we want to be.
I became a parent governor in 2009 to help drive up standards. After studying German, Swedish and International Relations at Surrey University, I taught commercial correspondence in Berlin before working in tourism in London and Edinburgh. More recently, I worked in local government, looking after twinning links and international projects. Following redundancy, I have re-trained to teach English as a foreign language to adults and enjoyed working as a volunteer at the 2012 London Olympics. Hobbies include being a keen member of a pub quiz team and travel.
I have been a Governor at CCC for 12 years.
Jules Hammond, Parent Governor
I wanted to become a School Governor as my Daughter started at CCC in September 2015 and I wished to become more involved with a school that is part of and for the community which she and I are a part of. I am a member of the Achievement Teaching and Learning committee as I am interested in the type of curriculum that the school wishes to offer their young people and how this area of the school adapts to changes both in the individual cohorts for each year and also based on changes in government legislation. In the last the Governing Board has appointed Mr. Ali as the Head of the School. When I am not being a Governor, I play the clarinet and saxophone, enjoy reading and exercising at the gym. In three words, I would describe CCC as Open, Honest, Inspiring.
Paul Dale, Parent Governor
I wanted to become governor when my son joined CCC in 2016, as a family we instantly found the school’s approach to learning and the desire to improve very refreshing. My background is in Media and Technology; I am currently Global Chief Technology Officer for Dentsu Aegis Network – a global media and communications company at the leading edge of the new digital world. Previously I have worked across a number of digital and broadcast media companies including ProSiebenSat1 in Germany, Sky, BBC Television, ITV, Freesat, YouView in the UK; and Astro in Malaysia. I believe that young people learn in their own unique way, I personally did not do A-level qualifications, but chose to undertake an apprenticeship and progress through BTEC in a technical college; I want to ensure that all our children are given the opportunity to do what is right for them to succeed. On a personal note, my family and I enjoy travelling in our motorhome, looking after our increasing number of animals, attending vintage steam fairs and experimenting with all things technical.
Sonia Molnar, Co-opted Governor
My background is in Biology and I have been involved in scientific research and been a Government scientific advisor. I decided to become a school governor as I have three children at various stages of their schooling and I have developed a strong interest in education. I was previously a parent governor in another school and as I enjoyed this I decided to volunteer again when my term ended. My interests in education are particularly around the areas of curriculum, staff and training, building links in the community, behaviour and supporting SEND and high achievers. I would like to see Chessington Community College build on its already “Good” status and become “Outstanding” and I know we have the capacity and commitment to do that. Our school is a safe and happy environment where every child’s potential is recognised. I believe that as a community school we should be a “hub” for the local population and we will be working on furthering our links with the local community over the coming years. I am a keen reader, an appreciator of the performing arts and I also love travelling when I get a chance. I am very excited about the future of Chessington Community College and looking forward to helping the school grow and improve even further.
Mary Henes, Co-opted Governor
I became a governor in September 2016, and look forward to working with the team to support CCC become an outstanding school. My background is in academia, specifically English Literature, and I now work for a fair access education charity. I am committed to improving pupil outcomes in all areas of my work, and ensuring pupils receive the best possible all-round education to enable them to reach their full potential. Outside of work I am a keen traveler and reader, mentor for sixth formers, and DIY enthusiast.
Andy Johnson-Creek – LA Governor
As well as helping to keep the school on its current upward academic trajectory I joined the Governing Board at the end of 2016 to help integrate the school further into the Chessington and wider Kingston communities. CCC can and should be the first choice for all local parents and children; not just for academic reasons, but for how it produces well rounded, community orientated people. It is this primary objective that has led me to becoming a proud CCC Governor, working alongside the exceptional Head teacher, staff and fellow governors. I hope to utilise some of the skills from my day job, in PR and communications, to help the school embed itself locally, as well as my position as a Borough councillor and chair of the council’s Residents Committee. Outside of the above, I attempt to go and see Harlequins play as much as I can, although with a young baby, that’s not as often as id like!
Ramesh Kapadia – Co-opted Governor
I have worked in education all my life. I started as a teacher and then undertook curriculum development work before lecturing to teachers and trainee teachers in London. I went on to become a school inspector and became an educational consultant after retiring. I have an extensive range of educational skills. I have been a governor in Harrow and developed further expertise. I live in the local area and would like to contribute towards supporting and improving schools, especially at the secondary level. Though I do have some work as an educational consultant, I also have the time to devote to this important and challenging role.
Nicola Macbean – Co-opted Governor
I joined the Governing Board in December 2016. I have a long-standing interest in education having trained as a teacher and obtained a Master’s degree in education planning and economics. I now run a charity to support those working for human rights in China. 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.