Governing Body

Please follow this link to all Governance documentation:

Governance Framework

Chair of the Governing Body

Mr Howard Davies

Mr Howard Davies

I joined the governing body of the Compton School  in 2013 and have been Chair of the Governing Body since October 2016.  I have two daughters currently studying at The Compton School.

My background: Group Head of Public Affairs at Standard Life plc since 2009, with responsibilities covering engagement with policy makers and public policy across the UK and the EU. Prior to that responsible for EU Public Policy at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and before that held a variety of strategy and commercial roles at RBS and NatWest in retail and corporate banking. I am also a school governor at Queenswell Junior School and a Board Trustee for the Whitehall and Industry Group. I am a graduate of the London School of Economics.

Community Governors:

Mrs dasha dockree

Mrs Dasha Dockree

I joined The Compton School as a Local Community governor in December 2011 after moving to the area. I am a member of the Finance Committee and the Appraisal Management Group.

My background: I work in Commercial Finance, responsible for the European Online division of a listed US retail business. Prior to my current role I spent over five years working in mergers and acquisitions for one of the Big Four accountancy firms, focusing on the retail and hospitality sectors.

Ms Maria Casey

Ms Maria Casey

I was appointed as a Parent Governor in 2005 when my daughter was in year 7. I now hold the post of Vice Chair of Governors. I am a member of the Teaching & Learning Committee and the Strategic Committee

My Background: After studying a degree in Graphic Design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco I worked as a professional designer for many years. I later chose a career in teaching and I currently teach design, art and drama in a specialist school.

Amy williams

Ms Amy Williams

I joined the governing body in September 2015 as a community governor and sit as a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.

My Background: I graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a degree in politics and am a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). I specialise in marketing and communications and have held roles within the not-for-profit, private and public sectors. I currently work as a senior manager within the NHS.

Andrea Yerolemou

Ms Yerolemou

I joined the governing body of The Compton School in 2020.

My Background: I am an alumna of The Compton School, having left in 2009. I later went on to read English Law & European Law at Queen Mary, University of London. After completing my Legal Practice Course, Master of Laws, and training contract at a multinational telecoms company, I qualified as a solicitor.  I am currently Legal Counsel at CNBC, the business and financial news channel of the NBCUniversal Group, where I advise on media, advertising, IP, and commercial law.

Parent Governors:

Mr christopher gibson

Mr Christopher Gibson

I was appointed as a Governor in December 2017, having been joined the Compton Local Governing Body as a parent governor in December 2013. My daughter is in year 12 studying Chemistry, Psychology and History.

My background: I am a Chemistry graduate and worked in commercial technical publishing for 25 years in a variety of senior management roles. I am Deputy Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers responsible for their commercial activities, with a team of 100 staff. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and hold the Chartered Director qualification. I love music of all kinds and try to make the most of the all the cultural riches London has to offer.

Ms Tuku Banerji
Ms Tuku Banerji

I joined the Governing Body as a parent governor in 2018 and now hold the post of Safeguarding Link Governor working closely with the safeguarding team.

My Background: After graduating from the University of Manchester I started my career in a medical publishing house where I was responsible for delivering complete marketing campaigns including budgeting, forecasting, research and development, testing and campaign analysis. I then moved into account management for an advertising agency where my clients included Mercedes-Benz and SAP.  After becoming a parent, I retrained to become a teacher and now teach children primarily in KS1.
I enjoy art and architecture and good food!

Mr Gary Payne

Mr Gary Payne

I joined the governing body of the Compton School as a parent governor in October 2018. I have one daughter who is currently in year 8.

My Background: I currently work as the Records manager at a leading firm of solicitors. Previously I worked as an IT support professional in both finance and telecommunications sectors. I have a keen interest in sport and played for a local football club - Old Woodhouseians F.C for over 20 years.

Staff Governors:

Ms Karen Hand

Miss Karen Hand

I joined the Governing Body in the Autumn term of 2014, as a Staff Governor. I am a member of the Behaviour & Safety Committee. I am Deputy Headteacher, working within the Support and Intervention Team and teacher Science.

Miss Alexandra christodoulou

Miss Alexandra Christodoulou

I started at The Compton School in March 2019, I then joined the governing body of the Compton School as a Staff Governor in October 2019.

My Background: I am an IDTA qualified ballet teacher and teach ballet on a regular basis. I am currently the Senior Cover Supervisor, at The Compton School and I over see my team of Cover Supervisors after having been a Cover Supervisor myself for several years at a local secondary school.

Clerk to the Governors:

Errin keefe

Miss Errin Keefe

I started at the Compton in July 2015 as the Sixth Form Administrator and Outreach Administrator. In November 2016 I started in the role as Year 13 Pastoral Leader. I have been the Clerk to the Governors since October 2015.
Qualifications include:

  •  BA Hons degree in Theatre and Professional Practice from the University of Bedfordshire

Please address all written correspondence to The Chair or The Clerk to the Governors,

c/o The Compton School, Summers Lane, London N12 0QG


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