Senior Leadership Team

Rebecca Slayford
Director of Education Services
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 Director of Education Services, Rebecca oversees Compass Community Schools and a national education service which supports looked after children to access education provision.
More info
Georgina Saralis
Regional Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Kit Hobbs
Regional Executive Headteacher (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.
More info
Christopher Hughes
Regional Executive Headteacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
I have been teaching for 20 years and have spent a considerable amount of my career in inner-city schools in Manchester, predominantly working as part of the Pastoral team as well as teaching ICT and Business lessons. I have been working with Compass since 2016 and love being part of this exciting and developing service.
More info