Local School Committee

Each Compass school has a Local School Committee(previously Governors) composed of a group of volunteers drawn from the community, each bringing a range of skills, expertise and professional experience. Our Local School Committee provides essential links between the school, parents/carers and the local community. The Local School Committee works with staff and parents in an atmosphere of co-operation to provide the best possible framework for educating our children. It are involved in all aspects of school life and meet regularly with leadership teams.

The Local School Committee members fulfil their responsibilities by:

  • Supporting the school and its ambition by working strategically to develop and implement vision and ethos;
  • Ensuring that the children are receiving the best education and achieve the best outcomes by monitoring the quality of teaching and standards across the school;
  • Making sure the school uses its financial resources effectively and in line with the budget plan;
  • Accounting to all stakeholders for the school’s performance and for the decisions they make.


If you are interested in becoming a Local School Governor at our school or would like to hear more about what the role involves, please email contact@compassps.uk



Chair of Local School Committee - Luke Saunders

Elected as parent governor in October 2017, Luke was appointed Chair of the Deansfield Local School Committee in February 2021. Luke is a senior HR and business professional who has spent his career working in the City of London and brings this experience into his role as Chair, helping to oversee the smooth running of school affairs.  As a father to three current and former Deansfield pupils, Luke has a long-standing relationship with the school and a strong understanding of its ethos and valued position in the local community.



Deansfield Local School Committee Structure

Luke Saunders Chair of Governors
Bob Love Co-opted Governor
Gill Efford Co-opted Governor
Janis Blyth Co-opted Governor
Clara Daly Head of School
Mike Laing Parent Governor
Chris Streeks Parent Governor
Sally-Ann White Parent Governor
Maria Hazlewood Staff Governor


Please see the attachments section below for detailed governance information, including terms of office, appointment information and pecuniary interests.


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