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





We identify and source exceptional talent for international schools worldwide.




Founded by Tom Arnold in 2011, Compass provides 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.

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Contingent recruitment of teachers & middle leaders.

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Associate Consultants helping schools prosper.




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



Kathryn Kirk Director

Kathryn brings over 20 years of professional experience in both the Education and the International Development sector. A qualified and experienced teacher, Kathryn has also worked with the former UN Secretary General Kofi A. Annan, major NGO’s and International Organisations at a senior level across Europe, Africa and the Americas, focussing on External Relations.

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 Senior Consultant

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.




  COBIS recently contacted several Heads of member schools and supporting members to share their thoughts on how the teacher supply situation might look post COVID-19. Compass was able to share some of our thoughts as to how the teacher recruitment market might be affected once we are able to move forward from this pandemic. […]

Supporting New Staff

  Accepting a new job in a new country brings with it some degree of uncertainty for a teacher. Whilst this can add to the experience and anticipation, it can also increase anxiety levels in the strongest of candidates. The period of time in-between a candidate accepting a job offer through to the start date […]

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