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Meet The Team

The Compass Partnership of Schools is committed to the highest standards of ethical leadership

We evaluate ourselves against the seven principles of public life,
which were first set out by Lord Nolan in 1995 and are: 

holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or other friends.

holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.


in carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.

holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.

holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.

holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.

holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.

Our executive leadership team

John Camp OBE
Chief Executive Officer
Trust Lead for Pupil Standards

Michelle Bernard

Partnership Leader for Cann Hall, John Ray Junior, Notley Green and Shalford
Trust Lead for Equality, SEND and Social Justice

Jo Gordon

Partnership Leader for Alderwood, Halstow and Wingfield
Trust Lead for Teaching and Learning

Rachel Harrison

Executive Head Teacher and Partnership Leader for Willow Dene
Trust Lead for the special schools’ partnership

Sophie Powell

Partnership Leader for Deansfield, Horn Park and South Rise
Trust Lead for Continuing Professional Learning, Recruitment, Retention, NQTs and Leadership Development


Kate Jarrett-Shorter

Chief Operating Officer
Partnership Leader for the Business Hub


Jo Daniels
Chief Finance Officer

Helen Cunningham

Director of HR


Paul Wheeler

Director of IT Strategy, Infrastructure and Communications


Our Head Teachers 

Katie Cutajar

Head Teacher, Alderwood Primary School

Sarah Crookes
Head Teacher, Cann Hall Primary School

Clara Daly

Head Teacher, Deansfield Primary School

Natasha Tilley

Head Teacher, Halstow Primary School

Zoe Crosland

Head Teacher, Horn Park Primary School

Karen Harrison
Head Teacher, John Ray Junior School

Emma Saward
Head Teacher, Notley Green Primary School

Jennifer Penney
Head of School, Shalford Primary School


Hazel Brown

Head Teacher, South Rise Primary School

Rachel Harrison

Executive Head Teacher, Willow Dene School

Ross Silcock

Head Teacher, Wingfield Primary School