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Leadership & Governance

Meet our Senior Leadership Team 

  • Emma Saward, Head Teacher 
  • Jenni Colebrook, Deputy Head Teacher
  • Emily Hume, Assistant Head Teacher 
  • Laura Christian, SENDCo
  • Sophie Powell, Executive Head Teacher 


Each Compass school has a local school committee composed of a group of volunteers drawn from the community, each bringing a range of skills, expertise and professional experience. Our Governors provide essential links between the school, parents/carers and the local community. Governors work with staff and parents in an atmosphere of co-operation to provide the best possible framework for educating our children. They are involved in all aspects of school life and meet regularly with leadership teams. 

Governors fulfil their responsibilities by: 

  • Supporting the school and its ambition by working strategically to develop and implement vision and ethos; 

  • Ensuring that the children are receiving the best education and achieve the best outcomes by monitoring the quality of teaching and standards across the school; 

  • Making sure the school uses its financial resources effectively and in line with the budget plan; 

  • Accounting to all stakeholders for the school’s performance and for the decisions they make. 

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at our school or would like to hear more about what the role involves, please email  

Chair of Governors – Sarah Vanderheide 

Sarah can be contacted via our school office 

Governance Structure 

Chair of Governors – Sarah Vanderheide 

Head Teacher – Emma Saward 

Co-opted Governor - Lucy Roberts 

Co-opted Governor – Nerys Thomas 

Co-opted Governor – Natalie Banthorpe 

Co-opted Governor - Robin Thomas

Staff Governor - Kirsty Evans

Leaver during the last 12 months: Ruth Ellis


Please see attachment below for Local School Committee attendance and pecuniary interests

Please click here to access Trust-wide governance information 

Data Protection 

The Compass Partnership of Schools' Data Protection Officer is the DPO Centre. 
If you have a data protection query, please click here  for contact information.