Unit 4 – Planning a Forest School Programme

1 – Understand the development of the Forest School ethos

1.1.1 – Summarise the history of Forest School locally

1.1.2 – Summarise the history of Forest School in the UK

1.2 – Evaluate 2 pieces of research on Forest School practise

2 – Understand the ecological impact of a Forest School Programme.

2.1 – Assess the ecological impact of running a Forest School Programme on own site

2.2 – Develop a 3 year management plan for the sustainable use of own Forest School area, based on the ecological impact assessment

3 – Know the relevant policies and procedures required for a Forest School programme.

3.1 – Create a Forest School handbook containing relevant policies and procedures in line with statutory requirements and good practice specific to own client group and Forest School site

3.2 – Explain the process of managing risk and how it applies to Forest Schools

3.3 – Produce relevant risk assessment and risk-benefit assessments for own Forest School sessions

4 – Be able to plan a Forest School programme.

4.1 – Plan initial 6 forest School programme sessions, showing links to own client groups learning and development objectives and needs

4.2.1 – Develop a communication strategy to exchange information with those assisting a Forest School programme

4.2.2 – Develop a communication strategy to exchange information with other interested parties