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FIRST Forest School
Trainer to be awarded Provider of Training Excellence in the UK.


Awarded Qualified Teacher Status BEd (Hons), 1995

Passed all three Teacher Threshold levels

Hold Enhanced DBS

First Aid Qualified along with Management of Catastrophic Bleeding

Completed Safeguarding- Levels 1, 2 and 3 training

Completed PREVENT training 

Completed Tactical Analysis and Escape the Wolf training 

Food Hygiene- Level 3 (For Supervisors)

Health and Safety- Level 3 (For Supervisors)

Completed Risk Assessment training

Completed DSEAR course

Completed FGM: Recognising and Preventing course

Completed Forest School Leader- Level 3 (BTEC, Bridgwater)

Done several articles for a national SEN magazine

Advise establishments on how to set up Forest Schools

Carried out presentations for LEA’s on Forest Schools

Gained recognised National CPD trainer status

Worked with children and staff from the 'Children with Diabetes' charity

Worked as a Creative Partner Hub Coordinator in a school to raise EYFS and KS1 literacy levels

Appeared in the Primary Times magazine

Hosted placements for degree students

Assisted with Eco-school events

Helped develop a Prayer Labyrinth with school children for them and the local community to use

Delivered workshops about Forest School/Learning Outside to multiple establishments/agencies

Former Head of a Forest School centre

Gained recognised OCN centre status

Delivered sessions for a Family Learning project

Hosted Wilderness Living Skills sessions for children from 'Action for the Blind'

Taken part in a National Press visit to Trentham Estate to promote the Dangerous Book for Boys activities

Done interviews for Radio Stoke about the Dangerous Book for Boys days

A top 100 National Small Business- Barclays Trading Places

Attended school awards ceremonies to hand out Forest School certificates

Subject of dissertations about Forest Schools

Planed and delivered Forest Schools programmes for Family Learning projects

Carried out work funded by The English Heritage Trust, via The Gateway Trust

Set up links to run courses for schools and the public within the parks of Stoke-on-Trent

Set up links to run courses for Guides and non-Guides

Delivered 'Dangerous Book for Boys' activity days at Trentham

Deliver 'taster' days for the general public

Set up and developed courses to run at Trentham Estate

Taken part in a tree planting project funded by the West Midlands Forestry Commission

Taken part in two projects linked to Creative Partnerships & the Creative Curriculum
1. Measuring the impact of the Creative Curriculum upon Children
2. Speaking, Listening and Teamwork development

Appeared in The North Staffordshire Magazine

Appeared in the Sentinel newspaper

Appeared in local and national newspapers

Worked with a group of children from a Special School in North Staffordshire

Attended several off-road vehicle courses

Experience of survival from four continents and a wide range of countries

Survival instructor

Head of Geography department KS2 and KS3

Numeracy and Maths coordinator KS1 and 2- Introduced the 'Numeracy hour'