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Compass Primary School

Governor Profiles


My professional background is in Client Liaison within Wealth Management. I spent several years woking in London for a private bank with their Investment Operations, where I achieved professional qualifications in investment administration.                                                   I am currently the office manager for a construction management company, this role allows for a better work-life balance, that enables me to dedicate time to being a Governor.                                                                                                                                                                                               I live with my partner Neil, our two young children and our family dog. I am a hobby baker, I also enjoy embroidery and hiding within a good book.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As Governor, I am passionate about helping Compass Primary Academy in providing the best educational environment to enable every child to achieve their full potential.  

Mrs lynda Taylor (co-opted governor)

Since leaving teaching Science in Secondary schools in 2015, I have worked as a programmer for the past eight years. I currently work part-time for a company which provides software to help schools manage their GDPR compliance. 

I live with my husband (a Secondary School teacher) and two young children, one of which currently attends Compass Primary Academy whilst the other is currently attending Little Explorers. I have many hobbies; including reading, singing and anything where I can get crafty. 

As a Governor, I aim to help Compass Primary Academy to ensure that it provides a safe and happy environment where all pupils can meet their potential.

Miss Louise Richards (parent governor)

I have a professional history working mostly with children in nurseries, however I have also spent considerable time working with children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and working with adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties.

I do not work at present, however, I volunteer some time to NHFT (Northamptonshire Health care Foundation Trust) doing a lot of co-production and involvement work mainly around improving Mental Health Services.

I believe my background will help me as a Parent Governor to support the learning of all the children in the school to reach, and hopefully exceed, their full potential. I also believe that every child should be given the best start in life regardless of any difficulties they may face.

I currently have a son who attends Compass Primary School and also a young daughter.

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.

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.


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.

 Craig ROSSER (co-opted governor)

My name is Craig Rosser and I have been a class teacher within the Brooke Weston Trust for over 5 years. It is a huge privilege to be a governor at Compass Primary Academy and I look forward to working alongisde my fellow governors to support the progress of this school.

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.