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FOREST SCHOOL – a classroom without walls
All children want to learn; and from a young age their motivation to explore and seek out new opportunities is best supported in a safe and open learning environment. We focus on supporting teaching professionals to gain the skills and knowledge to confidently provide this outdoor space in their own school grounds. We provide qualified teaching professionals who share their skills and experience to empower staff and children to create their very own “classroom without walls”; this short term teaching model empowers the staff to develop a sustainable Forest School by modelling best practice and providing short and long term teaching resources linked to National Curriculum Themes. We can also support in the design and construction of resource base areas and advise on the equipment and resources to create your very own Forest School Zone.
We can of course deliver one off and taster sessions within key stage groups or as a whole school approach : check out our feedback from local schools where we delivered sessions for over 150 children
Accredited Qualifications for Staff
Rather than removing staff from their teaching environment, we bring the teaching and learning to your school with the children accessing the learning as part of the staff skills development.
The Forest School Qualifications are be guided by the EYFS curriculum and KS 1 &2 themes identified by Lead practitioner with lesson planning and middle / longer term plans being informed and taught within the principles of Forest School education. EYFS staff will be nominated to support on the programme, developing the skills across the year with the focus to assume the lead role in the delivery of future sessions across the academic year.
ITC Level 2 Award in Forest School Programme Support (QCF) – 601/4038/0
This qualification is intended for those who wish to become an assistant Forest School Leader or intend to become a Forest School leader in the future, developing knowledge practical skills suitable for the role.
ITC Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (QCF) – 601/4039/2
This qualification is intended to provide the skills and knowledge required to set up and deliver safe and effective Forest School programmes, for those who wish to become Forest
- All staff will receive a Forest Schools Paediatric First Aid Qualification as part of the training
- Weekly session for staff and children
- X 4 Half day Inset sessions per term for all staff attending the course
- Resources and portfolio material inclusive
- Curriculum plans and Lesson planning provided