Our Team

Rebecca Slayford
Executive Headteacher
Rebecca is a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years’ experience. Rebecca has worked in mainstream and SEND, she is a specialist in supporting children presenting with social, emotional and mental health difficulties to access education successfully. Rebecca has worked in a wide range of roles across education as a teacher, advisory teacher to mainstream, SENCo and headteacher. Within her current role as executive head teacher, Rebecca oversees Compass Community Schools and a national education service which supports looked after children to access education provision.
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Kit Hobbs
Regional Head Teacher (DDSL, SENCo)
Kit has been working with vulnerable children for over 15 years, initially as a sports and outdoor instructor in city schools. He started his teaching career in mainstream but soon found himself working extensively with marginalised students and those with SEND and social inclusion issues, helping them overcome barriers to learning and develop self-esteem and self-regulation by placing the child at the heart of the decision making process. He has worked with Compass Community Schools as a Teacher, Lead Teacher and Regional Head Teacher, DSL and SENCo and has a broad experience in securing positive outcomes for children with a wide range of challenging and disturbing behaviours and SEMH concerns. Kit has lead the therapeutic education in several PSB specialist schools and has undertaken the Mentor Forensics Professional Development Award, interpreting behaviours in order to manage risk and inform sensitive decision-making on a daily basis. BA (Hons) English. PGCE Secondary English. PGCiPP: NASENCo.
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Sally Pead
Teacher
Sally has been teaching for 14 years but in education for over 25 years after initially training as a systems analyst programmer. Sally has always been involved with SEND in both primary and PRU settings focusing on speech and language, emotional literacy and ASD. She gained my BA Hons Professional Education Studies whilst working in a PRU and went on to gain QTS. Sally has been a lead teacher in a Special Support Class for ASD, which she ran for over 7 years before joining CCSS in 2017 and is now in her element teaching secondary maths and science.
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Ella Davies
Teacher
I have been an English Teacher for six years. In that time, I have taught at mainstream secondary schools and specialised in teaching students with SEND. I have a degree in English and Creative Writing and am currently working towards a Masters in Creative Writing. I have a PGCE in Secondary English and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties. I have always loved reading and writing. Reading can be a method of time travel. From the bustling, foggy Dickensian streets to the chaos of The Troubles and then back to warmth of an Edwardian family dinner party interrupted by a knock at the door.
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Yessica Vilar
Programme Psychologist
Yessica has worked within different settings as a Programme Psychologist in a penitentiary centre, actively working in marginal environments, during her 7 years of experience as a psychologist. Focusing in a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in her interventions. Yessica introduces aspects of the Mindfulness and Yoga philosophy in her work as a Programme Psychologist at Compass Community.
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Amy Molineux
Programme Psychologist
Amy is experienced in residential care and has also worked in an educational environment with children and young people that have a variety of emotional, social and learning difficulties and who display a range of challenging behaviours. Amy is objective, patient and able to deal confidently with difficult situations, skills which help her to contribute to making positive changes in all young people. Amy holds a BSc in Psychology and holds Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care – Children & Young People.
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