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 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.
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.
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.