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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 Compton Governing body in 2011, and have served as Chair of Finance, Vice-Chair, and since autumn 2016 have had the privilege of serving as Chair of Governors. I have two daughters who have attended The Compton, one of whom is now studying at Bristol University, and the other in her year 13 at the school.

My background: My professional background is in financial services, where my work has involved a broad mix of strategic projects, and communications, and corporate affairs projects, including governance policy. I am a history graduate of the London School of Economics.’

Community Governors:

Mr christopher gibson

Mr Christopher Gibson

I am Vice Chair of Governor at Compton. I was appointed as a Community Governor in December 2017, having been joined the Compton Local Governing Body as a parent governor in December 2013.

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.

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 am the SEND link governor.

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.

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Ms Kuch

I joined The Compton School Governing Body in 2020.

My Background: After graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in history, I worked for many years in the not-for-profit sector as an events and communications manager. I later chose a career in the property industry and currently work as an asset manager for a privately owned property developer. I am also undertaking a Masters in property management, and am training to be a surveyor. In my free time I am a keen cyclist and love to travel.

Parent Governors:

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!

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 10.

My Background: I currently work as the Records manager at a large 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 school in July 2006 and the Governing Body in the Autumn term of 2014, as a Staff Governor. I am Deputy Headteacher, working within the Teaching and Learning Team as well as a Science teacher.

My background: I have a degree in Chemistry from Kings College London. I am a co-opted governor on the Federation Governing Board at Moss Hall. Whilst completing my degree, I gained experience in medical patents and contributed to the weekly magazine detailing the patents related to medical devices. I also worked for The London Deanery where they recruited and appointed specialist registrars for a range of disciplines across numerous

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

Email: chairofgovernors@thecompton.org.uk

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