Governor details

NamePictureGovernor type/Date of officeDetails/Register of InterestCommittee Membership
Lucy BondFoundation governor appointed by the Diocese September 2020 - 2024Lucy Bond has worked as a primary school teacher since 1997,initially class teaching but now specialising in music. She is passionate about the teaching of music and singing, but is also interested in the wider education of children. She has three children, the youngest is still at Christ Church.
Lucy has been an active member of Christ Church New Malden, leading the worship music regularly and playing during services. As a member of the Christian Ethos committee, Lucy is committed to maintaining and enhancing the distinct Christian Ethos of the school.
Register of Interest: Lucy teaches at the school for 1.5 days a week.
Pupil Impact
Christian Ethos
Marcy GwanzuraFoundation governor appointed by the Diocese September 2021 - 2025I come from an Engineering , Computer Science and Business background, and in my current work as a Cyber Security engineer I am passionate about fostering a sense of gender equality and racial diversity within primary school education and encouraging children from all backgrounds to pursue their interest in STEMM subjects .
As a practicing Christian, my values align with the school ethos and I hope to inspire pupils to explore the positive relationship between faith and education.
Having two girls of my own has taught me a lot about being compassionate, patient and attentive to children’s needs, as well as creating an environment conducive to healthy development.
I am excited about being a governor because I believe I bring a wide range of experience from having worked in both the private and public sectors.
I am particularly interested in ensuring mathematics and IT lessons are engaging and accessible to all students.
Nick HudsonCo-opted Governor
March 2015 -March 2023
Nick Hudson (Vice-Chair): Nick is parent to two boys, both formerly at the school, and he has been an active member of Christ Church since 2002. He has extensive experience of committee, management and team-related work and is passionate about working with the school and its excellent staff to help ensure that all pupils are given the best chance to achieve their potential. He also has a particular interest in technology and IT and how its use can help the school’s teaching staff. He has a passion for sporting and creative activities, such as the school’s brilliant provision for music.
Pupil Impact (Chair)
Andrew RankinLocal Authority GovernorAndrew Rankin: Andrew retired a few years ago from working in the post-16 sector of education but he has a lively interest in primary education. He has college management experience and is a long term member of the Association for Science Education. He is keen that all subjects are taught well, but science is his passion. Andrew has been a member of Christ Church since he was a teenager.Christian Ethos (Chair)
Mike SainsburyFoundation governor appointed by the Diocese September 2020 - 2024
Mike became a governor in 2020. He has lived in New Malden since 1986 and has been an active member of Christ Church since then. He has been an Operations Manager at a large London university since 2016 having previously worked in Human Resources for many years. Mike has substantial previous experience as a primary school governor and is delighted that he can bring his personal and professional experience to the school, particularly at the moment to the HR and Business Impact committees. He is very pleased to be working with the school’s excellent staff and the other governors to ensure that Christ Church remains a school where every pupil has the opportunity to thrive in a caring Christian community.HR
Business Impact
Emma ScottElected Parent Governor
November 2015 – Nov. 2022
Emma Scott is the mother of two children, who both attend the school. A Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of professional experience. Emma is delighted to be able to apply her skills to support and help advance the school.Business Impact (Chair)
Robert ShrimptonFoundation Governor (appointed by SDBE)
September 2014 - Sept. 2022
Robert Shrimpton (chair of Governors) has worked in the Education sector for 12 years and is a qualified teacher with experience in teaching children with special needs across the Key stages. He is an Assistant Head teacher at Cricket Green School in Mitcham. Robert is a Designated Safeguarding Lead and has expertise in this field and delivering training to support special needs children in education.Pupil Impact
Joy UrenFoundation Governor (appointed by SDBE)
Jan 2019 -
Joy Uren is a member of St John the Divine Church in New Malden and has been associated with Christ Church school for many years, as a neighbour to the school and as a parent of two girls who attended the school a number of years ago. She taught for many years in special education at St Philips School in Chessington. She is a specialist dyslexia teacher and since retiring in 2012, works part time tutoring from home. She has a great interest in the area of dyslexia and in facilitating young people to achieve their potential.Christian Ethos
Tabitha WhiteHeadteacher
Tabitha White joined the school as Headteacher in January 2012, having previously been the Headteacher of St Michael's CofE Primary School for nearly 12 years.Pupil Impact
Business Impact
Christian Ethos

Register of Interest: Where no Register of Interest is noted, this is because the governor has declared that they have no pecuniary or business interests related to the school. They have also declared that they have no family or close personal connections to those working for the school. Declarations of Interest 2021

Local Authority Governor Checklists (which further indicates governor areas of interest): Kingston LA maintains a list of Mandatory Governing Roles. In 2019/20 academic year, these are as follows: Co-Chairs: Robert Shrimpton and Joy Uren; Vice-Chair: Nick Hudson; Clerk to Governors: Collette Matthias; Safer Recruitment (trained governors): Andrew Rankin and Tabitha White; Performance Management (trained governors): Andrew Rankin and Rachel von Rietberg.

Kingston LA also maintains a list of Link Governing Roles. In 2019/20 these are as follows: Child Protection: Robert Shrimpton; Curriculum: Nick Hudson; Health and Safety: Rachel von Rietberg and Mike Sainsbury; Looked after Children: Joy Uren; SEND: Robert Shrimpton; Early Years: Rachel von Rietberg.

Past Governors (who have served within the last 12 months)

NamePictureGovernor type/Date of officeRecent Previous GovernorsCommittee Membership
Nina Burich Not availableElected Parent Governor
Sept 2018 - Mar 2021
Nina is a parent Governor and has two children who attend Christ Church Primary School. She has supported the school on a number of projects before becoming a parent elected Governor. She brings to her position her passion for the school to be a place where children can learn, enjoy and grow in a safe, fun and exciting environment. She has a PhD and has worked in academia, charity sector and local goverment, and brings these skills and experience to this role along with her viewpoint as a parent.Business Impact
Jenny CropperFoundation governor appointed by the Diocese September 2020 - 2021Jenny Cropper (Treasurer): Jenny is a retired Civil Servant married to Roderick Cropper and they have been resident in New Malden for nearly 40 years. She is an active member of Christ Church New Malden where she regularly leads the 3 to 5 year old Sunday group called Scramblers and helps out at the "Hive" (a Monday drop in cafe for all young people of Senior School age). She is in School most Thursdays as part of the "Open the Book" team. Her interests include cooking, sewing, knitting and singing.Business Impact
Rachel von RietburgFoundation governor appointed by the Diocese September 2020 - 2021Rachel von Reitburg has worked in the childcare sector for 24 years and is a Qualified Montessori Pre School Teacher. She has owned and run a children’s play centre in New Malden for the last 9 years. Rachel is a member of Christ Church and teaches Sunday school to the youngest group of children, aged 2-3 years. She has three children who attended the school. Rachel is the Early Years Governor.HR
Christian Ethos
Geraldine SummersSeptember 2020 – Sept. 2021Geraldine Summers has worked in Y6 at CCNM since 2017. She worked mainly in local and central government before re-training as a nursery nurse. Geraldine then decided to attend university to train as a teacher and qualified in 2009. Since then, she has worked in a several schools in Merton and Sutton before crossing over into Kingston and CCNM. Geraldine lives in Sutton and has two children. She likes walking, reading and has recently become rather too enamoured with nonograms.Pupil Impact

Associate members are non-governors who sit on at least one governor sub-committee. Associate members have no voting rights at the Full Board of Governors. At CCNM, the Associate members also have no voting rights at committee level.

NamePictureGovernor type/Date of officeAssociate MembersFull Board and Committee Membership
Andrew BurkinshawAssociate member
Sept. 2017 – September 2021
Andrew is the School’s Deputy Headteacher.Full Board
Business Impact
Christian Ethos
Ian DuncanAssociate member
June 2017 – June 2021
Ian is the School’s Business Manager responsible for anything that affects the operation of both sites including health and safety, maintenance, finances and human resources. Ian was a PCC governor of Christ Church Infants and then the amalgamated Primary School for eight years. Both Ian’s teenage daughters attended the school.Business Impact
Anna HuntAssociate member
Anna is the class teacher in Lion Class and is the RE Subject Leader.Christian Ethos