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Empowering you with the information, tools and resources you need to navigate the school system

We were founded to make your life easier as you navigate the complex world of education. Because when it comes to your child's future, you deserve clarity and confidence.

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Hi, I'm Joe - an education geek who is all about making your life as a busy parents a bit easier.

I have been a teacher, school leader and education consultant for more than 15 years.  Now, I'm also navigating the adventure of parenthood. 


Just like you, my partner (who's also a teacher) and I care deeply about our son's school experience.

However, as insiders, we know how to navigate, and thrive in the school system, without spending wasted hours searching for information or being swayed by the opinions of our friends.

I want to share these insights with you too. That is why I set up School Compass.

Our Courses

The education landscape has changed significantly since your school days, with various school types, teaching approaches, and a revamped exam system. More choices, yes, but also more uncertainty.


Parents are grappling with immense pressure, and education is too vital to leave to chance or make decisions based on limited information.

I run a number of course to help you at every step of the way

Transition into Primary School

Understanding the Primary School Journey

Transition into Secondary School

Understanding the Secondary School Journey

Understanding the world of Post-16 Education


From Google Reviews...

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. It was a complete eye-opener on the factors to take into consideration when choosing a school for your child. Joe is a great facilitator. His skills and experiences certainly shone through.

George, London

We were introduced to Joe when he did a short session at our son’s primary school... we signed up to do some fuller virtual secondary school sessions with Joe and thought they were brilliant - gave us the tools to understand the differences and similarities between secondary schools and highlighted interesting educational research that we’d probably have missed. We just felt more confident doing the school tours and filling in our application after that. I wish we’d found him sooner (even at the end of Y4!) because don’t think I got the best out of our Y5 tours. I’d definitely recommend.

Tracey, London

This course was brilliant. My partner and I had significant disagreements about which school to send our child. Joe provided us with the facts, research and tools we needed to help us come to an informed decision.

Sian, Hereford

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