Our nurturing Woodland Learning sessions give children access to learning through the means of nature-based education. Our Woodland Tutors teach curriculum led activities carried out in a natural environment with an additional focus onsupporting children’s social and emotional well-being. Sessions are planned according to the individual needs of the child/children in our care in collaboration and liaison with any other relevant professionals and/ or the pupils’ family.
Our Woodland Tutors are all experienced teachers with Forest School and Outdoor Learning qualifications. Our carefully planned sessions may include nature arts and craft, campfire cooking, using tools for designing and making, storytelling, outside maths and nature science. We use our beautiful woodland setting and natural resources to facilitate fulfilling learning experiences that foster a love of learning. All activities are rigorously risk assessed; both in regards to the activity and setting, as well as individual plans and needs in order to minimise risks to the young person, staff or others.
Pupils record their successes in their personalised ‘Woodland Passport’ leading to an achievement certificate at the end of their programme. Where appropriate, rewards are offered in line with individual pupil interests and motivations. Woodland Tutors make sessional plans tailored to the needs of the individuals and keep daily records of learning. Our feedback system ensures effective communication between all involved.