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

Governors 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


Chair of Governors - Miranda Williams

Miranda has been a co-opted Governor since December 2019 and Chair of Governors since December 2020. 
She has two children at our school and lives locally. 

Miranda can be contacted at the Alderwood Primary School contact address.


Alderwood Governance Structure

Miranda Williams Chair of Governors
Caroline Ridler Parent Governor
Heather Silvester Parent Governor
Joanne Gordon Executive Head Teacher
Katie Cutajar Co-Headteacher
Natasha Tilley Co-Headteacher
Rosemary Hutton Co-opted Governor
Sarah Cook Staff Governor
Susan Parr Co-opted Governor

Please sensitively note that our previous Chair, Ann Jefferson, sadly passed away in September 2020.  She will be greatly missed by our whole school community. 

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


MAT Governance Information Links

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Data Protection

 The Compass Partnership of Schools' Data Protection Officer is the DPO Centre.
If you have a data protection query, please click here for contact information.