MRS REBECCA GOLDRING (PARENT GOVERNOR)
miss tanya lee (co-opted governor)
My business background is in senior leadership in large global matrix organisations including positions in sales, marketing, operations and e-commerce, working both in the U.K. and U.S.A. It was during this time I found my passion for people and team development and I’ve recently set up my own organisation to work with people to help them to be their best, to be confident and produce their finest work. I believe that no day is a day wasted and there isn’t a day that goes past that I don’t learn something new.
Outside work, I live with my partner Rod and our two cats. I am passionate about travel and try to visit a new country every year. I enjoy exploring new cultures and people.
I became a governor as I wanted to volunteer in the community in a way I can add value using my business and life skills.
My mother attended the school when she was a child (when it was Henry Gotch!) and went on to become a primary school teacher in Kettering. So I grew up with a parent working in education.
I look forward to working with you all to continue to add value and drive and to support the school’s aims and values of Explore, Discover and Dream.
mrs karen ciftci (CO-OPTED governor)
I am a business studies graduate from NTU and worked for many years as Marketing Director in the IT industry, focusing on customer service, complaints management and making improvements from feedback. Hence, as Governor, I value what you have to say. It will be a pleasure for me to connect your child’s school experience with the ever improving standards of excellence at Compass. As past President of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in UK, Europe and USA, a National Business Awards and National Customer Services Awards Judge for many years, I can help us to journey towards best-in-class performance.
As Governor, I am interested in the physical and mental wellbeing of everyone at Compass Primary Academy and offer my skills, as an MSc Dance Science post graduate from Trinity Laban, for students to be fit and well.
I look forward to serving you and journeying together towards our ever improving school community.
Hannah turner (co-opted governor)
I am a Psychology graduate from NTU, and after a short amount of time working in the construction industry, I began working for the Brooke Weston Trust as the Operation Officer. In this role I oversee compliance in many areas, such as Health & Safety, GDPR and Admissions. I am looking forward to being able to use my knowledge, experience, and understandings of best practice across the trust to support Compass Primary to enable every child to achieve their full potential.
I live locally to Compass Primary and so feel very honoured to be given the opportunity to work alongside the school and community to make a real difference to the wellbeing and education of our young people.
I look forward to working alongside the school, staff, parents, and students to create a primary academy that encourages its children to explore, discover and dream.
RICHARD HOLLWEY (STAFF GOVERNOR)
As an experienced member of the teaching staff at Compass Primary Academy, I am delighted to be able to represent all of the hardworking adults who work at our school. I share the passion and professionalism they display on a daily basis to help the children in any way possible. Having taught in nearly all year groups during my time at Compass, I can appreciate how important every day of learning is in the children’s education.
As a parent myself I also appreciate the challenges that children face growing up. In my role as Governor I am keen to ensure that the school can guide the children to become responsible and respectful citizens.
Simon BATESON (CO-OPTED GOVERNOR)
After serving in the Royal Air Force, University and working in the Civil Service I trained as a Primary School Teacher in 2000. Since then, I have worked in schools in the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Havering, before moving back to my ‘home county’ of Northamptonshire with my family in 2004.
Since then, I have worked in two primary schools in east Northants and one in Northampton’s eastern district. For the last 12 years of my teaching career I held the positions of Deputy Head with a focus on Inclusion and Safeguarding. In my last position this responsibility extended to be the Inclusion and Safeguarding leads for a Multi Academy Trust in east Northants.
After leaving teaching in the summer of 2020 I worked briefly in the local authority’s Safeguarding in Education Team before, in May 2021, starting my current position in the newly created MASH Education Lead role, within the Northamptonshire Children’s Trust, based in the Criminal Justice Centre in Northampton.
I hope that my 20 years plus experience in primary schools and the local authority will bring additional capacity to the governing body at Compass Primary Academy.
Kat DRINKWATER (co-opted governor)
Having owned and lived on a 54ft Narrowboat for much of my late 20’s & early 30’s it’s fair to say I am always looking for alternative options rather than accepting the norm. I also have a keen passion for the Arts which inspired my undertaking of a BA in Performing Arts at King Alfred’s College in Winchester.
My current background is in Project & Account Management within the retail construction industry. After 7 years of travelling to building sites across Europe and honing an in-depth working knowledge of live projects and the proactive, efficient and organised approach they require; I was promoted to Resource Director at the beginning of 2018.
For me becoming a Governor is 2-fold. Firstly, it’s the prospect of growing both personally and professionally, by nature I am always seeking a new challenge. Secondly and most importantly it’s the opportunity to ‘pass it forward’; being able to offer a positive contribution to the daily routine of Compass Primary.
My aim is to take my varied knowledge and skill set and combine it with my passion and commitment in order to ascertain the added value I can bring to Compass Primary whilst helping to build the best possible education and experiences for all the pupils.
Tina Prati (chair of governors)
I am currently a Senior Project Manager within the Financial Services Industry. I have previously been a Foster Carer and have worked within Further Education with local businesses to understand the benefits of offering Apprenticeships and helping them match their opportunities with young people.
Having left school at 16 and studying for my degree in Business Information Systems later in life whilst working full time with a young family, I want to use my knowledge and experience to help Compass Primary to build the best possible opportunities for its’ pupils.