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Forest School Leader

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Workplace: Herefordshire, UK
Added 28-01-2019 16:51:50


Outdoor Education Leader in beautiful Hay-on-Wye

We are looking for a certified (Level 3) Forest School / Outdoor Education Leader. You will assist the school leadership in building and maintaining an innovative and successful Forest School Programme in our existing outdoor programme

The appointed Forest School /Outdoor Education Leader will provide leadership in developing and implementing the Forest School curriculum for lower primary school age children. The appointed person will lead Forest School sessions, along with supporting staff. The ability and interest to support the development of outdoor education in upper primary would be an advantage. The appointed person will also be required to support other aspects of school life depending on the areas of expertise of the successful applicant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and lead in preparing a challenging, innovative and exciting Forest School curriculum for children which will enable them to flourish and achieve their potential. Forest School is currently a core part of the curriculum in Years 1 and 2;
  • Design, prepare and deliver inspiring and challenging Forest School lessons to suit the individual needs of all children;
  • Promote the enjoyment of learning in the outdoors;
  • Complete risk assessments;
  • Nurture meaningful relationships with children and provide the individual attention they need;
  • Communicate accurately, regularly and meaningfully with families of children in their care
  • Contribute to the extra-curricular activities programme and participate in school activities such as assemblies, parent evening events, conferences, workshops and duties- any other roles as identified by the leadership team;
  • Adhere to and promote our values

Educational and Professional Requirements:

  • A qualified teacher and holder of university degree
  • Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification
  • Current Outdoor First Aid Qualification
  • Minimum of 2 years Forest School experience
  • Curriculum development knowledge and experience in Forest School Education
  • Experience in teaching second language learners
  • Enjoys being outdoors and working with children
  • Awareness of Safeguarding, Health and Safety, and other related policies
  • Evidence of on-going professional learning and development

Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrate professionalism, commitment, integrity, strength of character and perseverance
  • Respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age, and ethnic background
  • Shows a strong work ethic
  • Articulate and effective communicator and well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in outdoor education
  • Collaborative and can work as part of a team
  • Integrity
  • Sense of humour
  • Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching and learning
  • Can work and lead independently


Think this is the perfect job for you? We'd love to hear from you.

Specific details

Specialist Area Forest School, Standard
Hours ---
Salary Range 25,000
Job Type Permanent
Recruiter Type Direct Employer


South West England, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Hereford, HR3 5BX


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