Teresa Tunnadine is Headteacher of the Compton School an 11-16 co-educational, multicultural comprehensive in Barnet. Teresa is in her 14th year of headship.
The Compton, a converter academy, is a very oversubscribed and highly successful outer London school. Results have risen dramatically over the past decade and this year 75% of students gained 5+A*-C including English and maths, and over 90% 5+ A*-C. The Compton was a fresh start school set up on the premises of a failing school in 1992. Since then the school has received 3 successive outstanding OFSTED inspections and was given outstanding judgements for all areas inspected in the last one. It became one of the first 100 Teaching Schools in 2011. The school is currently going through an expansion and building programme and there are working towards establishing a sixth form on site.
Teresa has been involved in the London Leadership strategy since 2003 as a Consultant Head becoming a National Leader of Education in 2006. She has supported a number of Headteachers and schools over this time working on projects including Professional Partners, Gaining Ground, Moving to New Headship and more recently providing intensive support for a new Headteacher who was head of a National Challenge School.
Teresa is currently a member of the National Teaching School Council (its Governing Body) and is also the Chair of London Teaching Schools plus is a member of the DFE headteachers’ secondary reference group.. Working with two other London Heads, Teresa is currently leading on the newest LLS programme ‘Securing Good’ which is being run to support satisfactory and ‘required to improve’ schools.