Nicola Sheppard, Co-opted Governor. Chair of Governors (Interim) and Chair of Personal Development, Behaviour, Welfare & Community Committee
I’ve been a Parent Governor since 2009 and 2 of my 3 sons currently attend the school, my eldest left in 2013. I have worked in VIP client management; as a PA to a member of a foreign royal family and now work with an International Interior Design team. I am passionately committed to the continued improvement and development of the school as the Borough’s truly comprehensive school. It is a privilege to work alongside dedicated staff and Governors to offer everyone an excellent education. In my spare time, I am an avid Chelsea FC supporter and enjoy travel and the Arts.
I started as a parent governor in 2013, my daughter is currently in year 10 of the school, and one of my sons is in year 8. My background is in ICT and I have previously worked in a secondary school. Having held various voluntary roles I have many skills to offer the school in its quest to becoming outstanding, and supporting the school in ensuring pupils reach their full potential.
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.
After studying Spanish and Italian at university I completed postgraduate studies in Law. I currently work for the Surrey SEN team managing their SEN tribunals and will shortly take up a position as a trainee barrister. I have substantial experience in education law, having represented parents and local authorities in SEN tribunals and school exclusion hearings. I very much believe that education is essential to provide children with the skills they need for adult life and extends far beyond academics. I am looking forward to working with everyone at the school to ensure that all the students fulfil their potential.
I have been a Governor at CCC for 12 years.
I have worked as a Teacher of Science at the school since September 2006. I am very proud working here and seeing the transformation that has occurred over the years. My background has varied considerably before becoming a science teacher, working as a formulation chemist making cosmetics and healthcare products, being a trainee medic/surgeon, mud sampler, organic synthetic chemist (developing anti-cancer drugs) and working in the petrochemical industry. All these experiences have helped me aspire and bring to life my teaching practice.
Jules Hammond, Parent Governor
I became a parent governor in 2016 after my daughter chose to join the school.
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. Since qualifying I have set up by own business and now run an osteopathic clinic supporting my local community. I strongly believe in life long learning and am proud to be supporting a school that is committed to encouraging life long learning skills in both its pupils and staff. I play and saxophone and clarinet and am a keen cycling fan.
Mr Hugh Morrison, Co-opted Governor – I am a retired Chartered Engineer, having worked for over 40 years in the shipbuilding and offshore construction industries. Following my initial training in Scotland I then worked at several locations around Europe, ending my career with almost 20 years at Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in London. Since my retirement I have maintained involvement in the professional institutions with which I am affiliated and work part time as a volunteer at the National Maritime Museum. I previously served as a Parent Governor at St Andrew’s & St Marks’s junior school in Surbiton and at Tolworth Girls’ School. As a new governor at Chessington I look forward to applying my previous experience as a governor and my personal knowledge of business and health and safety matters in the support of the students and the teaching staff at the school.
Natalie Page, Parent Governor
I was elected as Parent Governor for Chessington Community College in early 2016 as my eldest daughter is in year 7. My youngest daughter who is currently in year 5 is hoping to also attend CCC in September 2017. I am a HR Manager for a Multi-Academy Trust of Schools based in Surrey. I have worked in Human Resources for over 10 years and believe that I can contribute towards making a difference for the students at CCC. Also a fully qualified ASA swimming instructor; I understand the essential need for safeguarding within the education sector. I am excited to join the CCC board of governors and help to ensure that we push towards outstanding.
Tony Mills , Co-Opted Governor
I’ve been a Governor since April 2016 and believe CCC has so much to offer our children and the community. 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 and Singapore. More recently I attained 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.