Brenda Brevitt, Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor
I became a Parent Governor at the College in 2006, when my sons were students here. After a short break in 2009 I returned as a Community Governor and in April 2014 embarked on my third term as a Co-opted Governor, and second term as Chair of Governors. I trained as an information professional, but also have a background in research, project management and senior leadership support, and currently work as a Clerk at a College in Surrey. It is my privilege to coordinate the work of a fantastic team of Governors that offers both support and challenge to the senior leadership team as we strive to become an outstanding school that the community can be proud of.
I started as a parent governor in 2013, my daughter is currently in year 9, and one of my is in year 7. 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 college in its quest to becoming an outstanding school and supporting the college in ensuring pupils reach their full potential.
I have been a Parent Governor since 2009 and 2 of my 3 sons attend CCC in years 8 and 10. My eldest left year 11 in 2013. I have worked in VIP client management, as a PA for a member of a foreign royal family and as a Business Developer in the Aerospace industry. I have now started my own business. I became a Governor to reflect my support for a rapidly improving local school and the community that we live in. My personal interests include travel, the arts and supporting Chelsea FC.
I am a retired qualified local government accountant and have a background in finance, facilities and customer services’ delivery at a senior level. I have been a member of a number of governing bodies within Surrey and Merton. My intention is to contribute to the improvements achieved by the college so far, and assist wherever possible, in the drive to ensure that the students of Chessington Community College have the opportunity to achieve their 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 am a Community Governor having lived in the Borough since 1982. I run a Social Enterprise Company, Community upon Thames and a sculpture garden and gallery. I have 3 children and 1 grandchild and want to do my best to help young people get a good start in life, especially in terms of future work. I hope I can help with links to the outside world and enrich the school experience. I am delighted to be working with a great team at a great school.
I have held the position of Local Authority Governor since 2002
I have worked as a Teacher of Science at Chessington Community College since September 2006. I am very proud working at Chessington Community College 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.
I became a governor in 2014 to support the school’s desire to add to this local community through educational excellence. As the Father of 4 children in the local area I see both the impact that this school has at present and the ambition it has for the future. Our eldest is currently in year 9 and we have a daughter in year 7. My background is in education, having trained in schools just like CCC and then working for many years in a local private school. I currently work with young people as Youth and Families Pastor at a local Church.
I started teaching history, in Plymouth, in 1994. In 1998, I moved to London to become head of ICT and network manager at a school in Sutton. In 2002, I became an assistant principal in a school on the Isle of Dogs. In 2006, I became the deputy headteacher leading a federation of three schools in Lewisham. In 2009, I became the principal at Chessington Community College. I benefitted from superb teaching at a mixed comprehensive school in the midlands and I am passionately committed to ensuring the children of Chessington also receive an outstanding education.
I joined CCC as Clerk to the Governing Body in April 2014. Prior to this I worked as an Office Manager for a Global Consulting Company for over 27 years. I currently have a son in Year 12 and my daughter in year 7. I very much look forward to working with all the Governors in what will, I am sure, become an outstanding school.