Tony Mills , Chair of the Governing Board
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.
Nicola Sheppard, Co-opted Governor. Vice-Chair of the Governing Board and Chair of Personal Development, Behaviour, Welfare & Community Committee
Since joining the Governing Board in 2009, 2 of my 3 sons have attended the school and left to go onto College and University respectively. My youngest is now in Year 10. My background in VIP Client Management, as a PA to a member of a Foreign Royal Family and now working with an International Interior Design Team has helped me to bring an organised and challenging approach to striving for excellence in the education for all our students. I am passionately committed to the continued improvement and development of the School as a truly comprehensive school at the heart of the community. It is a privilege to work alongside dedicated Staff and Governors. In my spare time, I am an avid Chelsea FC supporter and enjoy reading historical non-fiction, gardening, travel and the Arts.
I became a Governor at CCC to strategically support the school as a parent governor and utilise my skills and previous experience to challenge the accountability of achievement for all pupils. I am currently on 2 committees ATL, at which I utilise my training in SEND, and the achievement of students with difficulties and how these needs are met within the school. Personal Development, Behaviour, Welfare & Community Committee, utilise my skills and training in Safeguarding and have an interest in pupil behaviour and how the school deals with recurring issues. During my time as a Governor CCC achieved GOOD at its latest Ofsted inspection Nov 2014, and Outstanding in Safeguarding, for which I was the Link Governor. When I was Chair of Governors, and then continuing as the Link Governor, ensuring that CCC have the required Statutory Policies in place and up-to-date.
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.