The Compass Academy Governors

The Sentamu Academy Learning Trust (SALT) is a Company limited by guarantee and a Charitable Trust. Responsibility for the academies that make up the Trust and for the funds granted by the Parliament for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

Archbishop Sentamu Academy has its own Local Governing Committee (LGC).

The details of the committee members are shown below along with the Trust’s Governing Structure;

The role of The Local Governing Committee [LGC]

The Compass Academy has its own Local Governing Committee (LGC). The details of the committee members are shown below along with the Trust’s Governing Structure;

Mrs Lynn Benton – Chair

Trust Board Governor

I have lived and worked in Hull and across the Humber area for 40 years, within the public sector and with a range of academic organisations, including schools and the Humber Local Economic Partnership. During that time I have been involved in a number of projects at all levels from early years to higher education, such as the Sure Start and Yorkshire and Humber East Lifelong Learning Network.

I have also been a Director and Trustee of several community organisations that have supported learning and skills development in Hull, such as the Learning Shop and Read it Together. Due to this experience I have project, financial and resource management skills. In my leisure time I belong to a community theatre group and I am still a Trustee for a Learning organisation and a volunteer for a community organisation in the local area.

Appointed 01.03.19 (4 years)
Appointed by: Trust Board
2019/20 meetings: 5/5
2020/21 meetings: 2/2

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)
Humber Learning Consortium Director
Aspire Academy| Governor
The Compass Academy | Governor

Training
Data Training
Dealing with allegations against people who work with children
Prevent Training
Safeguarding – Introduction
Safeguarding – Level 1
Safer Recruitment
eSafety

Mrs Jacqui Thompson

Principal Governor

Jacqui joined The Compass Academy (formerly Ashwell Academy) as Principal in December 2017.

Born in Hull, Jacqui moved to Hornsea at the age of 12 and has lived there ever since. As a youngster, she began to play the trombone, piano and enjoyed singing, which led her to Liverpool University where she studied Music. She then trained as a teacher and took up her first post as Head of Music at David Lister High School in Hull. Subsequently, Jacqui has held the posts of Head of Faculty, Educational Consultant and Assistant Headteacher across a number of schools in both Hull and the East Riding, before taking up her first Headship in 2015.

A keen sportswoman, Jacqui still plays competitive tennis and enjoys skiing, sailing & golf. Her other interests include music, reading, gardening & travelling.

Appointed 01.03.19
Appointed by: Ex-Officio
2019/20 meetings: 5/5
2020/21 meetings: 2/2

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)
Compass Academy | Governor
Sentamu Academy Learning Trust | Employee

Training
Dealing with allegations against people who work with children
Safeguarding – Introduction
Safeguarding – Level 1
Safer Recruitment

Ms Lisa Allen

Ms Lisa Allen

Staff Governor

Appointed 10.01.20
Appointed by: Election
2019/20 meetings: 4/4
2020/21 meetings: 2/2

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)
Compass Academy | Governor
Sentamu Academy Learning Trust | Employee

Training
Safeguarding

Mr Dan Wallis

Mr Dan Wallis

TRUST BOARD GOVERNOR

Appointed 20.03.2020
Appointed by: Trust Board
2019/20 meetings: 3/3
2020/21 meetings: 2/2

Business & Pecuniary Interests 

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)
Spire Healthcare – Employee
St James’ Academy – Governor
The Compass Academy – Governor

Training
Effective Governance
Keeping Children Safe in Education
eSafety

Ms Margaret Ingledew

Ms Margaret Ingledew

TRUST BOARD GOVERNOR

Appointed 14.05.20 (4 years)
Appointed by: Trust Board
2019/20 meetings: 2/2
2020/21 meetings: 2/2

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)
The Compass Academy | Governor

Training
Safeguarding

Mrs Janet Spittal

Mrs Janet Spittal

TRUST BOARD GOVERNOR

Appointed 12.04.21 (4 years)
Appointed by: Trust Board
2020/21 meetings: 1/1 (observer)

Business & Pecuniary Interests (Inc. Nature of Interest)
The Compass Academy | Governor

Training
TBC

Bio TBC

Ex-Governor Section (Last 12 months)

Mr Stewart Bray – Vice Chair
Appointed 01.03.19 (4 years)
2019/20 meetings: 0/5 (Authorised absence)
2020/21 meetings: 1/2
Resigned: 25.11.20

Mrs Jane Daniels
Appointed 01.03.19 (4 years)
2019/20 meetings: 5/5
2020/21 meetings: 2/2
Resigned: 31.12.20

Further information

Previous information

Ashwell Academy transferred into the Sentamu Academy Learning Trust as of 01.03.19 and has now been renamed The Compass Academy. For previous company and financial information please visit Companies House (Company Number 08418435).

For Ex-Trustee details please contact the Sentamu Academy Learning Trust Head Office on 01482 780023.

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