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The Local Governing Body of Unicorn Primary School


The Local Governing Body (LGB) of Unicorn Primary School is a committee of the main board of the Compass Academy Trust ( Compass Academy Trust came into existence as a multi-academy trust on 1 September 2015.


Contacting the School Governors:

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors or another member of the Local Governing Body, please address your correspondence to Joyce Munro, Governance Manager, at or alternatively through the school office


Governing Body Minutes


Copies of Local Governing Body minutes can be requested through the Unicorn School Office:


Unicorn Primary School

Creswell Drive





Members of the Governing Body:


Wasim Butt


Wasim has worked in education for 18 years in mainstream, special and alternative provisions and is currently the Education (Regional) Director at a large multi academy trust. Wasim has a track record of success over five years as a head teacher and executive head teacher, developing teams to drive success in challenging circumstances. Wasim strongly believes in education as the engine to social mobility and is passionate about supporting the team at Unicorn Primary School to fulfil their mission in providing the highest quality education for all pupils.


Gail Preston

Vice Chair

Gail is a Unicorn community governor since 2016. Gail has three boys who are or have been part of Unicorn Primary School. Gail works part time locally as a Physiotherapist, balancing being a mum and a governor with responsibility for Staff development and Well Being.


Victoria Elvines



Simon Ayre

Parent Governor


Nick Bridges

Nick has been a governor at Unicorn since 2016. He combines his role as a governor with working full time for the national charity Family Action as Deputy Director of People and with a voluntary role with Kings Church in Beckenham.


Hilary Coupe

Co-opted Community Governor

I have lived locally since I was four years old and have taught in a variety of primary schools (State & Independent) in the vicinity.

Having raised two sons, both still living in the area, we enjoy spending time with them, their partners and our grandson.

Since retiring from teaching, I have been able to increase our UK and European travel (pendemic allowing) and we seem to be using our National Trust and English Heritage memberships to the full!

I welcome the opportunity to join the Unicorn Governing Body and look forward to actively contributing to the school's continuinung success, particularly to the involvement within the local community.


Rebecca Strong

Staff Governor




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