Compass Education Trust

With effect from 1st January 2023, The Appleton School has ceased to be part of Benfleet Schools Trust and has been transferred to Compass Education Trust (Companies House number 07666213). Compass Education Trust is a multi-academy trust that includes The Billericay School in Billericay and The Bromfords School in Wickford.

Further information detailing how the trust is governed and managed may be found in its annual report on .

Each individual school within the trust has a local governing body, which monitors standards and pupil outcomes and makes recommendations to the Trust Board. The local governors also approve and monitor the school’s budget.

The local governing body for The Appleton School is constituted by members of our local community and includes elected parent governors and staff governors.

Local Governing Body

Listed below are the names of The Appleton School Governing Body:-

  • Rev P Hillman - Chair of Governors
  • Mrs C Little - Vice Chair
  • Ms S Cox - Headteacher

Staffing and Curriculum:

  • Mrs C Little - Chair - appointed 29/6/2021
  • Ms S Cox - appointed 01/09/2021
  • Mrs M Gordea - appointed 24/11/2020
  • Miss S Gould - appointed 26/11/2019
  • Mrs F Trotter - appointed 24/11/2020

Finance, Estates and General Purposes:

  • Mrs C Little - Chair - appointed 29/6/2021
  • Miss B Apejoye - appointed 24/11/2020
  • Ms S Cox - appointed 01/09/2021
  • Mrs M Gordea - appointed 24/11/2020
  • Rev P Hillman - appointed 02/12/2014 /re-appointed 20/11/2018
  • Mr M Titheradge - appointed 26/11/2019


English/ Literacy, Sarah Gould
Maths, Fran Trotter
Science, Sarah Gould
Safeguarding/SRE, Charlotte Little
SEND, Fran Trotter
PPG, Fran Trotter LAC/Attendance, Fran Trotter Sixth Form, Sarah Gould
Wellbeing (staff and students), Blessing Apejoye
Finance and Premises, TBC
Health and Safety/GDPR/ Cyber security, Manuela Gordea
Statutory Information Website, Charlotte Little
SLT/Data, Peter Hillman

Should you wish to contact any of the Governors, please write to the school.