Governing Body

Please follow this link to all Governance documentation:

Governance Framework

Chair of the Governing Body

Mrs dasha dockree

Mrs Dasha Dockree

I joined The Compton School as a Local Community governor in December 2011 and have previously served as Chair of Finance Committee. I am currently the Chair at the Compton school Governing Body and a co-opted member of the Business and Audit Committee of the Middlesex Learning Trust. 

My background: I am a Chartered Accountant and have held a number of senior roles in commercial finance and financial planning working for the European division of a listed US retail business. Prior to that 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.

Vice Chair

Amy williams

Ms Amy Williams

I joined the governing body in September 2015 as a community governor and the SEND link governor before becoming Vice Chair.

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

Community Governors:

Andrea Yerolemou

Mrs Andrea Yerolemou-Pericli

Career Link Governor

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 NBCUniversal, where I advise the NBCUniversal News Group on media, advertising, IP, and commercial law.


Ms Annie Kuch

Health & Safety Link Governor

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.

Shilpa Patel

Ms Shilpa Patel

Finance Link Governor

I became a Governor of The Compton School in 2021. 

My Background: My career in banking over the past 20 years has given me in depth skills in financial analysis of both the corporate world as well as personal finances. My aim is to make a positive contribution to the school using the skills that I have so that it continues to remain highly successful and go from strength to strength. I enjoy reading, baking and meditation.



Mr Tobiko Namnyak

I joined the Governing Body of The Compton School in 2022.

My Background: My degree is in Computer Science and I work and specialise in IT Service Management where my area of focus has been in Digital transformation and Cyber Security for the last 15 years, primarily in private banking, managed IT support & consultancy, outsourced auditing services, the NHS and UK central government.

Julian Cater

Mr Julian Cater 

Safeguarding Link Governor

I joined the Compton Governing body in 2023 and have previously served as a Parent Governor at Saracens High school.

My background: my professional background is in investment banking, where my work involves providing strategic advice to the management teams of corporate clients in the Business Services sector, ranging from communications, to raising finance and acquisition strategies. I have previously held roles in equity research and fund management. I read Modern History at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Kuowei Wilson Chang

Mr Kuowei Wilson Chang

I joined the governing body of The Compton School in 2023

My Background: After finishing my PhD, I started my career in engineering consultancy, working on national and international structural design projects. My current role focuses on blast and counter-terrorist protection of buildings and infrastructure. After work, I enjoy hiking, movies and travelling with my family.

Parent Governors:

Janine Hamrahian

Ms Janine Hamrahian

SEND Link Governor

I was elected as a Parent Governor in December 2022.

My Background - I am private chef and run my own local food, catering and venue hire business and thats my passion but my background is as a EA within the financial industry which I also love.


Mrs Poonam Bhatt

Mrs Poonam Bhatt

I joined the governing body of The Compton School in 2024 as Parent Governor

My Background: I started my HR career working across local authorities and charities.  With over 20 years of comprehensive HR experience, I have been able to navigate complex issues. My current Employee Relations role focuses on building effective business partnerships with the organisational teams and to lead on the management of casework relating to employee relations issues.  I work closely with management ensuring that employment law legislation, policy and best practice are followed.  After work, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Staff Governors:

Aliye Hassan

Miss Aliye Hassan  

I started at The Compton School in September 2021 as a teacher of English, and I joined the governing body of The Compton School in January 2024.  

My Background: I studied English Literature at The University of Reading, and my degree enhanced my passion for the subject, where I completed a PGCE at the Institute of Education (UCL). Last year I was appointed the Lexia Lead for the Compton School, where I work with pupils to develop their reading and literacy skills and this year I will continue to work with a range of pupils as a 3i/c for English (ks3).

Nicki Milne

Miss Nicki Milne 

I started teaching Physical Education at The Compton School in September 2009, and I joined the governing body of The Compton School in March 2024.  

My Background: I have over 25 years of teaching experience having taught PE in both England and New Zealand. I am passionate about my subject and always champion getting all pupils into physical activity and competitive sport, as this has provided me with some amazing life experiences as an ex-Irish International rugby player.

I strive to ensure that all pupils go beyond their own expectations and instill a belief in their personal abilities- the sky is never the limit!

Clerk to the Governors:

Paula powder

Mrs Paula Powder

I started at the Compton School in 2016 working as the Attendance Officer until 2021. My main role now is as SEND Administrator. I have been Clerk to the Local Governing Body since February 2023 and am currently studying for my Level 3 Certificate in Clerking of School and Governing Boards.

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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