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Management Committee

As members of the Management Committee our over-arching aim is to ensure that the children in our school are able to achieve to the best of their ability.
Our Management Committee members come from every walk of life, but all have the same role and responsibilities within the Management Committee and are charged with acting in the best interests of the children in the school.
The role of the Management Committee is a strategic one. The Management Committee is responsible for the conduct of the school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement.


  • Establish the school vision and set the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework.
  • Appoint and performance appraise the Headteacher.
  • Agree the school improvement strategy, which includes setting targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures.
  • Monitor and evaluate the work of the school by reviewing performance, policy effectiveness, progress towards targets and the overall effectiveness of the school improvement strategy.

Compass School Management Committee Members 2022-23

Surname Forename Position Held Business Interests Date appointed End of term Appointed by
McKavanagh Colm

Chair of Management Committee

Member of Finance and Resources Committee
Retired Headteacher 01/12/22 01/05/26 Management Committee
Saxton Darryl

Vice chair of the Management Committee

Chair of Finance and Resources Committee

Charity Trustee Lordshill Youth Project 01/10/17 01/10/25 Management Committee
Anderson Maria

Local Authority Appointed Member 

Member of the Management Committee

Member of Finance and Resources Committee

Southampton City Council 11/10/22 11/10/24 Management Committee
Bundy Kay Community Governor SENDCO Regents Park Community College 09/05/23 09/05/27 Management Committee
McKenzie Debbie Ex-Officio by virtue of Office as Headteacher Headteacher 01/01/21    
Whittick Luisa Staff Member  Deputy Headteacher 01/01/21    
Weeks Lacey Staff Member Deputy Headteacher 01/09/23    
Collins Emma

Staff Member

Teacher 01/11/20    
Eastell Emma Staff Member Support Staff Member 01/11/23    

There is a legal requirement for schools to record any potential conflicts of interests between Management Committee members and the impartial execution of their roles. To see this record or to find out more about this please contact our Chair, Colm McKavanagh.

There is further detail on the school's financial performance available on the DfE Schools Benchmarking website here

There are no members of staff employed by Compass School whose salary exceeds £100,000 per year.



"The school’s management committee are dedicated to supporting leaders."

- OFSTED 2022