Forest School Co-ordinator
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. (Chinese proverb).
Julie joined the BSS Forest School in November 2020. She has been delivering forest schools for seven years and teaching for eighteen years and recognises and trusts the value of forest school as an integral part of the education system. Julie is also a qualified and experienced special needs teacher. She aims to make forest school available to as many children as possible regardless of their differences, background, ability or learning style. She believes forest school is a safe place for all children to shine.
Senior Forest School Leader
Sally joined the BSS Forest School team in December 2017 from the RSPB where she worked as the Senior Schools Outreach Officer for Greater Manchester and Northern England and from Sustrans as a Schools Officer prior to that. Before moving into outdoor education, Sally was a Primary School Teacher working mostly in KS2. Sally's role includes delivering Forest School sessions, managing our bookings, timetable and invoicing, and coordinating our termly CPD days. Sally values the child-led ethos of Forest Schools and enjoys helping children to discover who they are, to grow in resilience, independence, creativity, freedom, and confidence.
Forest School Leader and Behaviour Mentor
Jon has been with BSS since 2011, originally joining as a Behaviour Mentor. Working across both Primary and Secondary, both 1:1 and as a group Mentor, Jon has had involvement in a great many schools across the Borough. Joining the Forest School team in 2013 Jon is still thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to facilitate the new and exciting experiences that Forest School brings to the children and young people of Stockport and further afield.
Chrissie has worked with children and young people at-risk of exclusion since 2005. She is a trained Learning Mentor, Sex & Relationships Education Practitioner and Forest School Leader with a keen interest in engaging children in learning – inside or outside. Working for the Behaviour Support Service since 2013, she enjoys the challenge of working in a wide variety of schools each week. Chrissie also does 1:1 Forest School mentoring with vulnerable young people.