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Principal – Jacqui Thompson
COMPASS ACADEMY IS PART OF

Our Governors

Our Governors

The Hope Sentamu Learning Trust (HSLT) is a Company limited by guarantee and a Charitable Trust. Responsibility for the academies that make up the Trust and for the funds granted by the Parliament for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

The Compass Academy has its own Local Governing Committee (LGC).

Local Governing Committee (LGC)

The role of The LGC

The Compass Academy has its own Local Governing Committee (LGC). The details of the committee members are shown below along with the Trust’s Governing Structure. 

 

Mrs Lynn Benton – Chair
TRUST BOARD GOVERNOR
chair@thecompassacademy.co.uk 
Compass Academy, Snowdon Way, Hull, HU7 5DS

I have lived and worked in Hull and across the Humber area for 40 years, within the public sector and with a range of academic organisations, including schools and the Humber Local Economic Partnership. During that time I have been involved in a number of projects at all levels from early years to higher education, such as the Sure Start and Yorkshire and Humber East Lifelong Learning Network.

I have also been a Director and Trustee of several community organisations that have supported learning and skills development in Hull, such as the Learning Shop and Read it Together. Due to this experience I have project, financial and resource management skills. In my leisure time I belong to a community theatre group and I am still a Trustee for a Learning organisation and a volunteer for a community organisation in the local area.

Appointed: 11.03.19 (4 years)
Appointed by: Trust Board

Attendance

  • 2020/21 meetings: 2/2
  • 2021/22 meetings: 4/4

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)

  • Humber Learning Consortium Director
  • The Compass Academy | Governor

Training

  • Data Training
  • Dealing with allegations against people who work with children
  • Prevent Training
  • Safeguarding – Introduction
  • Safeguarding – Level 1
  • Safer Recruitment
  • eSafety

Mrs Jacqui Thompson
PRINCIPAL GOVERNOR

Jacqui joined The Compass Academy (formerly Ashwell Academy) as Principal in December 2017.

Born in Hull, Jacqui moved to Hornsea at the age of 12 and has lived there ever since. As a youngster, she began to play the trombone, piano and enjoyed singing, which led her to Liverpool University where she studied Music. She then trained as a teacher and took up her first post as Head of Music at David Lister High School in Hull. Subsequently, Jacqui has held the posts of Head of Faculty, Educational Consultant and Assistant Headteacher across a number of schools in both Hull and the East Riding, before taking up her first Headship in 2015.

A keen sportswoman, Jacqui still plays competitive tennis and enjoys skiing, sailing & golf. Her other interests include music, reading, gardening & travelling.

Appointed: 11.03.19
Appointed by: Ex-Officio

Attendance

  • 2020/21 meetings: 2/2
  • 2021/22 meetings: 4/4

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)

  • Compass Academy | Governor
  • Hope Sentamu Learning Trust | Employee

Training

  • Dealing with allegations against people who work with children
  • Safeguarding – Introduction
  • Safeguarding – Level 1
  • Safer Recruitment

 

Ms Lisa Allen
STAFF GOVERNOR

Appointed: 10.01.20 (4 years)

Appointed by: Election

Attendance

  • 2020/21 meetings: 2/2
  • 2021/22 meetings: 4/4

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)

  • Compass Academy | Governor
  • Sentamu Academy Learning Trust | Employee

Training

  • Safeguarding

Ms Margaret Ingledew
TRUST BOARD GOVERNOR

Appointed: 14.05.20 (4 years)

Appointed by: Trust Board

Attendance

  • 2020/21 meetings: 2/2
  • 2021/22 meetings: 3/4

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)

  • The Compass Academy | Governor

Training

  • Safeguarding

Mrs Janet Spittal
TRUST BOARD GOVERNOR

Appointed: 22.03.21 (4 years)

Appointed by: Trust Board

  • 2020/21 meetings: 1/1 (observer)
  • 2021/22 meetings: 4/4

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)

  • Hackness and Wykeham CE Schools None Federation (Headteacher)

Governor attendances are updated once a term

To become a Governor, please contact the school – admin@thecompassacademy.co.uk or apply here

Trust Governance Advisor – jess.swarbrick@york.gov.uk

For further information, including Governance documents, please visit our Trust website

MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST GOVERNANCE

A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each academy within the MAT.

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the academy; the daily management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal. All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the academy and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.

WHAT DOES THE LOCAL GOVERNING COMMITTEE DO?

Local governors have three central duties:

i) setting the vision of the local academy
ii) holding the Headteacher/Principal to account
iii) and ensuring the academy’s financial management is to the highest possible standard.

Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the academy. Meetings are held at least once a term.

The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the academy’s environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible.

If you are interested in becoming a governor for our school, please contact us by email: admin@thecompassacademy.co.uk 

FORMER GOVERNORS WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

Mr Dan Wallis – TRUST BOARD GOVERNOR
Resigned: 27.01.2022

Appointed: 20.03.2020 (4 years)

Appointed by: Trust Board

Attendance

  • 2020/21 meetings: 2/2
  • 2021/22 meetings: 1/2

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)

  • Spire Healthcare – Employee
  • St James’ Academy – Governor
  • The Compass Academy – Governor

Training

  • Effective Governance
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • eSafety

SKILLS AND TRAINING

Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR functions.

Local authorities are required to ensure that training for governors is available and most governing bodies buy into their local authority training packages (which may include online learning) to ensure that governors are properly inducted to their role and trained for specific tasks such as appointing the Principal and then carrying out the Principal’s performance review.

LGC MEETING DATES

Wednesday 22nd September 2021, 4pm
Wednesday 17th November 2021, 4pm
Wednesday 26th January 2022, 4pm
Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 4pm
Wednesday 15th June 2022, 4pm

Previous information

Ashwell Academy transferred into the Sentamu Academy Learning Trust (SALT) as of 01.03.19 and has now been renamed The Compass Academy. SALT has now merged with Hope Learning Trust to form Hope Sentamu Learning Trust. For previous company and financial information please visit Companies House (Company Number 08418435).

COMPLAINTS

The number of complaints registered during this academic year is currently 0.

Please see the Policy section on this website for details of our Complaints Policy.

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