Therapy in Education

Welcome to the Compass

A Virtual Residentual School and Outreach Service

The Compass Approach developed alongside the creation of a therapeutic education service in Great Yarmouth which opened with 5 pupils in 2009. The success of this multi-disciplinary provision has led to the Compass now offering 48 specialist education places across Norfolk as well as an Outreach service to children on the edge of care. The schools are jointly commissioned by Norfolk County Council and our local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. We work in partnership with colleagues from across the education, health, social care and voluntary sectors to respond creatively to the children and families in Norfolk with the most complex needs.


Compass Schools

The most intensive level of support offered by The Compass Service is for children and young people who require therapeutic foster care and a specialist education provision. Foster placements are provided that will be attached to the three Compass School...


Innovations Funding

The Compass Approach

Compass Outreach

The Compass service has been further developed through a £1.2 million grant from the Department for Education Innovations fund...

The Compass Approach is built on the practical and clinical application of attachment theory.  Relationships are the foundation of our work...

The Outreach Service provides therapeutic and intensive support services to families with children identified as at risk of being...

raising standards

improving lives

Norfolk LA OFSTED inspection report 2015

“… the Compass project demonstrates effective support in keeping children in the care of their families…


… a positive example of partnership working between social care, mental health colleagues and a voluntary organisation”

Compass Outreach Service

The Octagon Business Park

Little Plumstead


NR13 5FH


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