Forest School Leader, London

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Wandsworth Preparatory SchoolLondon

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £21,000 pro rata
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Forest School Leader

Do you believe that ‘soft-skills’ sit alongside achievement in the classroom?

Would you enjoy making a difference to our children’s learning through leading Forest School sessions which allow children to work as part of a team, solve problems and interact with the world around them?

Wandsworth Preparatory School is a small, one form entry independent school for boys and girls aged 4 to 11. We believe that, from an early age, children should enjoy a breadth of opportunity to develop their ability, interests and potential in a nurturing, warm and secure environment. We see ourselves as a family school with unfailing emphasis placed on the happiness of each child. Our approach to teaching and learning, strikes a balance between ensuring firm foundations and creativity, allowing children access to a broad and balanced curriculum. 

Wandsworth Prep is also a Forest School. We believe that the possibilities in Forest School sessions are endless, where the mud may wash off but the experiences may not! Children learn to work as part of a team, to solve problems and adapt their ideas, to interact with the world around them and to approach challenges logically. These ‘soft-skills’ are those that sit alongside academic achievement, are transferable and will underpin the future success of all the children in our care. 

We are seeking an experienced Forest School Leader, to join our team to work with our children from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 6, to work one day per week during term time. This is a fantastic opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic and imaginative practitioner who is able to plan and deliver a high level of outdoor education that will enable our children to explore stimulating environments and fun experiences that will help them to achieve and complete challenging tasks. 

Professional qualifications:

· Level 3 Forest School Leader/or equivalent

· First Aid qualifications

· References and DBS check

If you think you fit the bill we would love to hear from you!

Please send a completed application form, which must include a full employment history with explanation of any gaps, and details of two referees, to Maria Major, School Secretary, at



If you would find it useful to have a discussion about the post with our Headteacher, please call Maria Major on 0208 870 4133. Please also take a look at our website, where you will be able to get a feel for the ethos of the school.

Wandsworth Prep School is committed to safer recruitment practice and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check.

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More about Wandsworth Preparatory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: The Old Library, Allfarthing Lane, London, SW18 2PQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 870 4133
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