Compass for Life is a framework that provides students with a formula that empowers them to take responsibility for their own learning, and to achieve their ambitions in partnership with their teachers. It is not limited to just academic goals and can be used by people of all ages and nationalities, so it also helps the teachers develop their own compass as they journey with their students to higher levels of performance.

Based on a a unique approach, Compass for Life brings together the best aspects of leadership training currently available into a simple, concise, and effective framework. It complements all current leadership methodology by aligning them with each cardinal so that everyone can have a compass for life that works for them as an individual, family, team or organisation.

The programme is designed to inspire and empower children to follow their dreams.  The most wonderful thing about the programme is that it also supports the teachers on their own journey and provides a common language to ensure that all children can be heard.  It also supports every aspect of learning in the current curriculum and gives meaning to the subjects the children are being taught.

Fits seamlessly in to the existing curriculum

Aligned to the Compass Cardinals

24 Week programme over 4 half terms

Resource driven - comes with a comprehensive set of materials

Reflects Ofsted requirements

This programme has already proven its potential to close the disadvantage gap between students and assist social mobility. Once developed these skills become a powerful support system on their journey through life.

Sir Anthony Seldon - Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham & British Education commentator

Harry attends Pewsey Vale Primary school in Wilshire.

He is 9 years old and lives with long-term foster parents in nearby Upavon.

A Compass for Life Team led by Floyd Woodrow visited the school...

At the end of the third session, Harvey created his own map.  Explore it below:

Compass gives meaning to school, and shows the children there is a goal at the end of it - it allows children to say "I’m doing all of this now because I want to achieve something at the end of it." It’s helping us to give school purpose, and it’s making a great difference!

Suzanne Best - Headteacher, Kingshill School

The Compass for Life programme reflects the requirements of Ofsted.  Explore the main taught themes in the infographic below, and how they integrate with Ofsted.

An outstanding set of tools to help children find their meaning and purpose in life, think about what sort of person they want to be and how to achieve their ambitions

Dr Neil Hawkes - founder of Values Based Education

"There is nothing more powerful than asking a child what they want to do in life and watching them bring out their map and articulate the journey they are going on." - Floyd Woodrow

Watch the power of Compass for Life in action at a recent school - with thanks to Kingshill School and in particular Charlotte.

Pupils develop a good understanding of their rights and responsibilities as citizens.  Some Year 9 pupils have been selected as ‘Navigators’, their role being to develop their personal skills to prepare them for adult life, while they also act as mentors, helping younger pupils with their personal development. Inspectors saw how this is encouraging the development of confidence and problem-solving skills

Ofsted Report 2017 for a school that had introduced CFL throughout the entire curriculum

Using a map, and the four cardinal points of the compass as a simple framework, Compass For Life allows students to connect with their dreams and ambitions.


Compass For Life gives students an authentic purpose for learning that drives their motivation.


Compass For Life provides a moral framework to use in a dynamic and challenging world.


Learning together and learning better as part of a team are key.


Compass For Life comes with a comprehensive set of materials for easy delivery in the classroom including an online platform for teachers within and across schools to share resources and trade ideas.

It fits into the curriculum beautifully and we haven't needed to make any huge sweeping changes.  We’ve dove-tailed it with personal and social education– it all blends in a fully complimentary way to the work that we were doing

Suzanne Best - Headteacher, Kingshill School

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