Vision and Mission


Compass Education is a leading actor in the global movement to TRANSFORM learning, thinking and action by youth, educators, school leaders, and educational institutions, in order to contribute to building a flourishing and sustainable future for all


Leading Actor  being at the vanguard of educational organisations working on sustainability in education

Global  showing the extent of our reach in the next five years

Movement  a growing and viral human game changer that is quickly gaining momentum

Transforming  striving to make positive change at the heart of the problem and the solution for building a sustainable future

Learning & Thinking  working in the realm of education through schools

Action  inspiring authentic learning and action by and youth

Flourishing & Sustainable  continuing to bloom, improve over time and doesn’t undermine the conditions of its own existence

For All  the value and importance of fairness and equity that all of humanity must feel a part of and are benefiting from sustainable development


Compass Education empowers and connects learning communities to educate and act for a sustainable future


Compass Education EMPOWERS and CONNECTS through:

  • Economy-new-1024x390Lead a paradigm shift based in systems thinking and sustainability
  • Systems thinking skills to embed sustainability as a “habit of mind”
  • Tools that have been used successfully in the private, corporate and government sectors to accelerate progress in systems transformation toward sustainability
  • Evidence-based methods that have been proven effective for schools in actualizing their mission statements
  • Access to networks and partnerships beyond the school environment

By LEARNING COMMUNITIES we mean schools themselves and all of their individual members (e.g. students, teachers, administrators, school support staff, parents, board)


To EDUCATE and ACT encompasses:

  • Teaching and learning skills and formation of “habits of mind” that align with what we know of sound sustainability principles and practice
  • Meaningful service learning with authentic learning outcomes and tangible connections with the local community
  • The school organization as a whole, models and practices sustainability in all aspects of its operations, so that sustainability is “caught rather than taught” (i.e. embedded in the school’s “DNA”)

One Response to “Vision and Mission”

  1. Neil Robinson. April 13, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Dear Compasseduaction,

    Having looked at what you do we feel that your ethos would suit our new school well.

    We are currently developing a new and unique ethical and sustainable design school in Begal, India. The school is set up on an international concept, and such will incorporate international standardisation processes. However, we embed ethical and sustainable design and production practices as our core school ethos.

    Bengal is a centre for textile and garment production for many leading fashion companies, and we believe designers have a key role to play in creating a sustainable and fairer world. Therefore our mission is to provide key stage 5 & 6 students with the design skills and understanding to be successful ethical designers of tomorrow, contributimg to a more sustainable world for all.

    As I said, this is a new concept here in Bengal education, and is being funded by just 3 experienced educators who are designers and musicians as well as senior educators.
    Therefore, we would welcome any materials and support that you feel would aid our educational model and delivery of.
    Kind regards
    Neil Robinson
    Co Founder of EcoAvid
    A contemporary school of ethical design