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.


Chair of Local School Committee - Judith Pemberton


Judith can be contacted at South Rise's contact address.


South Rise Governance Structure

Judith Pemberton Chair of Governors
Simon Higdon Vice Chair
Hazel Brown Head Teacher
Rebecca Bowen Parent Governor
Diana Padurescu Parent Governor
Rosemary Sanders Staff Governor
Juliet Gibbs Co-opted Governor
Francesca Dean Co-opted Governor
Sophie Powell Executive Head Teacher


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


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


MAT Governance Information Links

Please click on the links below to access Trust-wide governance information:


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.