Embedding outdoor learning in your practice

Lead Teacher in Outdoor Learning

The Lead Teacher in Outdoor Learning INSET is a long term programme that will equip you with many learning ideas and lessons to use outdoors, in the school grounds or local area.

Curricular led and appropriate for whole class work, this course is an ideal alternative to Forest Schools.

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How does the course work?

The course is collaborative, and you will work with teachers from across your region to share your planning, experiences and learning. You will also be charged with sharing your planning and experiences within your own setting

Led by our training staff, this course is ideal for those taking first steps in learning outdoors, or who would like opportunity to develop their practice with support.  Each day takes a different subject within the CfE/NC, and offers a number of learning activities and ideas. The programme also runs through common themes in leading learning outdoors such as approaches to take, class management, risk/benefit and benefits of outdoor learning.

The course consists of 1 full day, three half days and a final full day of training. In between, there is commitment to head outside with your classes as appropriate to your planning.

In Scotland – Subject to completing the course, and submitting a simple reflective learning log, you will gain GTCS Professional Recognition in Outdoor Learning. This recognition, combined with your PRD, will lead to your GTCS Professional Update.

Dates and booking

Dates by agreement with a hosting authority, partnership or academy chain.

Course costs, inclusive of preparation, email and phone support for participants and a number of direct support days as well as 2 full and 3 half days training is usually £5780+vat and reasonable expenses. This is for up to 20 participants and includes basic venue costs. Price as of 1st February 2019.

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