unit1 Forest School Coursework



Principles and holistic approach to learning and development
1.1 Theories of learning and development and their relevance to Forest School
1.1 Key principles of Forest School
1.1 Examples of Forest School encouraging:
* Self Esteem (internal)
* Confidence (external)
* Emotional Intelligence
* Resilience
* Spiritual Development
* Creativity
* Independent Learning
1.1 Key characteristics of play
1.1 Integrating play and choice into Forest School sessions
1.1 Summarise factors affecting behaviour, their impact on learning and development and ways of encouraging appropriate behaviour


Task 2 – Reflective essay

unit2 Forest School Coursework



2.1 Outline the development of Forest School in the UK and locally – (Ernest Cook Trust, FSA South West, Glos Forest School Network)
2.1 Evaluate one piece of research
2.2 Assess the Ecological impact of Forest School on your site – IMPACT MATRIX (righ-click, save file)
2.2 Use this assessment to create a three year sustainability management plan for your own setting

2.3 Forest School Handbook (a list of quality examples)
Please see the Classroom area for an up to date template

CONTENTS (suggested)

➔ Front cover – (My setting Forest School Handbook July 2018)

➔ Contents
➔ Declaration of review date
➔ Signature page for additional adults
➔ The Forest School Ethos & Countryside Code
➔ Our vision statement
➔ Our Forest School rules
➔ Our Forest School Code of Conduct (Risk Management)
➔ Clothing requirements
➔ Our Forest School Procedures
➔ Suggested Activities for Forest Schools
➔ Health and Safety
➔ Safeguarding Children, Confidentiality & Forest School
➔ Legislation
➔ Travel
➔ Equipment for Forest School
➔ Using and Storing Tools
➔ Risk Assessment
➔ Designated person responsibility
➔ Insurance requirements and documentation
➔ Poor weather procedure
➔ Medical and Emergency contact details
➔ Safety Sweep (Appendix)
➔ Parental consent form (Appendix)
➔ Policy references/copies (Appendix)

unit3 Forest School Coursework




unit4 Forest School Coursework



4.1 Compare structure and biodiversity of native broad leaf and coniferous ecosystems
4.2 Why is Flora and Fauna identification important as a FS Leader?
4.3 Identification key
4.4 Explain how you will involve participants in sustainable woodland management
4.5 Describe woodland management methods and their significance to sustainability in FS

unit5 Forest School Coursework



5.1 – Assessed during Skills Days
5.2 – Portfolio of evidence


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