Forest School

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I trained as a Forest School Practitioner in 2005 with Gordon Woodall and Simon Shakespeare at Bicton College in Devon. Since then I have continously been running Forest School programmes including 4 days a week of whole school provision for 2 years at Appledore Primary School.  I usually work with mainstream primary schools in North Devon and Torridge, however I also offer programmes for pre-schools and nurseries as well as for older children in specialist provision, for example with emotional and behavioural issues.

DSCF0021 Why choose me to lead your Forest School programme?

  • I have 10 years experience of planning, leading and evaluating Forest School and over 20 years experience in other areas of outdoor learning.
  • I am a qualified teacher.
  • I will work with school staff to devise a bespoke programme that meets the needs of your children and your school or setting.
  • My Forest School programmes are not tied to one particular site which means that I can try and find a suitable site near your school to limit travel time and cost. I believe that the right woodland setting is a vital ingredient for successful Forest School and I can access a large number of sites across Northern, Western and Mid Devon as well as North Cornwall.


  • I keep up to date with current practice and theory in Outdoor Learning through regular professional development activity and involvement with Forest Education on a national level.

Please get in touch on 07977473818 or email ‘learning AT’ to discuss a Forest School programme for your group.

Take a look at the gallery of Forest school photos.

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