Forest School Co-ordinator, Hertfordshire

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Duncombe SchoolHertfordshire

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Duncombe School are looking to appoint a suitability qualified person to promote, lead, facilitate and develop the Forest Schools programme from Early Kindergarten through to Year 6 at Duncombe School.


 To plan, prepare and deliver Forest School lessons, with liaison with the class teachers/leaders.

 To be responsible for setting up the activities and getting ready the equipment and materials needed.

 To maintain the materials, tools and equipment in a suitable state.

 To prepare and keep up to date the relevant Risk Assessments. To make staff aware of the Risk Assessments.

 To advise and support the school in maintaining the Forest School area in a suitable state, including any planting.

 To advise the school on the necessary purchasing of any equipment, and to fill in the relevant order forms.

 To help promote the Forest School.

 To participate in annual performance appraisal and to agree with your Line Manager targets for the following year.

 The post holder must carry out his/her duties with full regard to the School’s Health and Safety Procedures.

 Undertake such additional responsibilities as required, which are commensurate with the grade and responsibilities of the post.

 This job description describes responsibilities, as they are currently required. It is anticipated duties will change over time and the job description may need to be reviewed in the future.


 Level 3 Forest Schools Practitioner.

 Knowledge, understanding and practical experience of Forest School provision for young children.

 Knowledge and practical understanding of child development.

 Knowledge and understanding and practical experience of sustainable woodland management and education within the outdoor environment.

 Knowledge and ability to create and implement policies and procedures consistent with legislation, regulations and local requirements.

 Able to work independently and to manage own time efficiently.

 Warm and caring personality - friendly and approachable to learners.

 Ability to create and implement basic systems for learner records.

 Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels.

 Commitment to equal opportunities for all learners.

 Understanding of the Forest School Ethos and be able to apply this throughout all working practice, both with pupils and staff.


Duncombe School is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of children and applications must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the job, including checks with past employers, and an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service.  The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding; Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times.  If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, s/he must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Head or indeed to the Regional CEO so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third party services.

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More about Duncombe School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: 4 Warren Park Road, Bengeo, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1992 414100
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