Our staff

Jessica Hazlewood
Teacher of Geography & Senior Leader of Behaviour for Learning

Ms Hazlewood joined Compass School at the end of 2018 as Senior Leader of Behaviour for Learning. She qualified as a Geography teacher in 2012 having completed the Teach First Ambassador Programme. She has previously worked in both London and Birmingham schools as a Lead Practitioner and Head of Geography, successfully teaching both GCSE and A-Level students. Prior to teaching, Ms Hazlewood worked with homeless youth in West London and travelled extensively around the world.

Ms Hazlewood holds an undergraduate degree and masters in Geography from King’s College London, whilst her PGCE was awarded by Birmingham City University.

Mr Huntley
Principal

Mr Huntley was appointed as Principal of Compass School Southwark in September 2017, having held the position of Head of School at City of London Academy Southwark. Mr Huntley has taught in a range of schools in London since qualifying in 2000.

A Religious Studies specialist, Mr Huntley started his teaching career at Wallington Grammar School (Sutton), before moving on to Ernest Bevin College, an all-boys comprehensive in Tooting. During his 10 years there, he progressed through a range of leadership positions with an emphasis on developing whole-school teaching and learning. He joined City of London Academy in January 2012 as Vice Principal responsible for teaching and learning, then progressed to Senior Vice Principal, then Head of School in April 2016.

Mr Huntley holds a Master’s degree in Education from Roehampton University, a PGCE from Westminster College, Oxford, and an undergraduate Batchelor of Arts Honours degree in Religious Studies and Art from Brunel University.

You can reach Mr Huntley at principal@compass-schools.com.

Mr David Collins
Director of School

Mr Collins joined Compass School Southwark in September 2014. He is an experienced teacher and school leader with over fourteen years teaching experience and eight years experience working as a Senior leader in a London Secondary School and Academy. He has shown successful leadership in teaching and learning at both KS4 and KS3, resulting in improved academic outcomes and strong links with community partners. He holds a master’s degree from St Mary’s University, and a PGCE and undergraduate degree in Geography and Economics from the University of Exeter.

Mr Collins has a passion for world development and travel, and for education in London and around the world through work with a school in Colombia. He is also a keen runner.

At the exciting time of growth and excellence for Compass Schools Southwark, he brings with him the energy, enthusiasm and drive to ensure that all people in the Compass Community succeed in all they aspire to achieve.

Ms Sarah Milburn
Senior Leader of Communications and Culture

Ms Milburn has been teaching History since 2008 and enjoys every moment of delving into the past with her students. She is eager to continue her own learning of History especially when it is because students themselves have asked for projects that look into their heritage or a unique aspect of a popular historical topic.

Ms Milburn is a Teach First Ambassador and likes to stay up to date with educational policy through the Teach First Ambassador network. She has experience of teaching and leading in a number of different inner-city London schools in roles such as Head of History, Lead for Global Perspectives Research and Head of Humanities. These experiences led her to take on the role of Senior Leader for Communications and Culture at Compass School Southwark to explore leadership on a whole school level across a variety of different subjects such as English, Creative and Performing Arts and the Humanities.

In addition to teaching, Ms Milburn spent three years of her career working outside of schools and in the wider education sector from international development to educational research. This includes her role as an Education Consultant in Uganda for UK based charity PEAS who set up secondary schools in remote parts of Africa. Whilst working as an Education Consultant, PEAS set up eight new schools in Uganda and built their reputation within the Ministry of Education. Following her time in Uganda, Ms Milburn worked with social enterprise Enabling Enterprise as a Senior Associate for Research and Development. This saw her lead on a piece of action research with UBS into soft skill development in Hackney primary and secondary school students and culminated in a publication on Character Education.

Ms Milburn holds an Oxford MA in Modern History after graduating from The University of Oxford in 2008.