We Support International Schools


We identify and source exceptional talent for international schools worldwide.




Founded in 2011, we provide leadership search, recruitment and consultancy to schools spanning continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas.




Leadership Search 

Appointment of school leaders & SLT.





Contingent recruitment of teachers & middle leaders.





Associate Consultants helping schools prosper.

Further details coming soon.




Here are some of the international schools who have used our services.



Tom Arnold Director & Founder

Tom is a qualified teacher having taught in the UK and Switzerland. He also gained substantial experience of international education recruitment before founding Compass in 2011. In this time he has recruited for and visited many international schools worldwide.


Heather Thompson Senior Consultant

Heather joined Compass in 2015 bringing with her 25 years of recruitment experience. Heather’s expertise has been supporting clients and candidates in the Middle East and Africa and she herself has relocated many times with her husband who is an international Head.


Honoria Arnold Marketing & Accounts

Honoria is an accomplished educator and school leader with over 30 years of experience in UK primary schools, 16 years as a Headteacher and more recently as an Executive Head across two schools. Honoria has significant experience in  recruiting teachers and senior leaders.


Kevin Page Associate Consultant

Kevin began his teaching career in his native New Zealand and has been working in IB international schools across Switzerland, Germany and Austria. As a former international Head of School and school board member, he is widely experienced in recruiting senior leaders.


Rachel Wright Senior Consultant

Rachel has an extensive background in recruitment. Having worked within UK based recruitment consultancies and subsequently taken the step of relocating overseas, Rachel is suitably placed to support the many candidates looking to take this vital step in their careers.


Ian Tysoe Associate Consultant

Ian is experienced in the UK independent and international sector, leading day and boarding schools in Dubai, Switzerland and the UK. He has inspected with ISI, Ofsted, and is a Team Evaluator for CIS. Ian has been a housemaster, director of boarding and head of several boarding schools.


Gillian Greenwood Associate Consultant

Gillian has led schools in the UK, Havana, Tokyo, Jakarta, Qatar, Zambia, Spain, Egypt and Romania. She has experience in establishing new schools and leading successful BSO inspections. Gillian has been a member of IAPS, JCIS, FOBISIA, NABSS, BSME, CIS and COBIS.


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If you need any support, our CV advice will offer some guidance.





International schools who wish to enquire about any of our services,

contact info@compassteaching.com.





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