Senior Leadership Team

Mr Marcus Huntley


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.

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Ms Sarah Milburn (Maternity Leave)

Senior Assistant Principal

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.

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Ms Paula Kennedy

Associate Vice Principal

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Ms Maggie Selman

Director of Business and Operations

Mrs Selman has extensive experience of finance working across commercial, healthcare and education sectors. Prior to joining Compass in August 2017, Maggie was a school business manager for 7 years in a small primary school and had also been a PTA chairperson/Treasurer and a governor/Chairperson for 10 years. 

Mrs Selman’s strength is the setting of prudent budgets at times of financial uncertainty, achieving value for money, while ensuring the core business of teaching and learning flourishes. She also is passionate about having the best learning environment and facilities available to promote the well-being of pupils and staff.

Mrs Selman holds a degree in Business Studies, the ACCA qualification and a certificate and diploma in School Business Management (CSBM and DSBM). Mrs Selman also holds the IOSH Health & safety at work qualification and is a St Johns Ambulance volunteer. You can reach Ms Selman at

Gareth Jones

Assistant Principal (Curriculum)

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Mr Ed Snoxell

Assistant Principal – Pastoral and Designated Safeguarding Lead


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Ms Bethany Clapham

Assistant Principal (Data for Learning)

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Ms Walkey-Williams

Assistant Principal – Community

Ms Walkey-Williams was born and raised in Southwark, completing her degree while working as a features assistant and then her PGCE at the Institute of Education, London. Prior to working at Compass, Ms Walkey-Williams taught English and Media at a large academy trust for three years.

Ms Walkey-Williams joined Compass in September 2015 as a teacher of English She became Leader of English the following year and now continues in this role alongside being Assistant Principal of Community. Coming from our local community, Ms Walkey-Williams is committed to ensuring that all students are able to fulfil any aspirations they may have.

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Rory Beard

Senior Leader of Teaching and Learning

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