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Forest School Leader Teaching/Child Support - Part-time

St. Edmund's Church of England Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3298-95S
  • Posted:04/04/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 8
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:02/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Forest School Lead to join our team to cover between 3 and 5 days per week in a number of schools that we provide Forest School / Outdoor Learning to in the North Kent. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with children and a deep understanding of the benefits of Forest School. You will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating Forest School sessions for children aged 3-12. You will also be responsible for maintaining and developing our Forest School site.


  • Plan, deliver and evaluate Forest School sessions for children aged 3-12
  • Maintain and develop our Forest School sites across the three schools
  • Work with other members of staff to ensure the smooth running of Forest School sessions
  • Liaise with parents and carers where 
  • Report to the Forest School Lead in delivering a consistent approach across the company
  • Be a positive role model for children

Qualifications and Experience

  • Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification
  • Outdoor First Aid
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Experience of working with children
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A passion for Forest School and the outdoors

Opportunities for various hours, days and locations.

Information about the school

We are a semi-rural school with well resourced and spacious buildings and grounds, situated close to Brands Hatch. Our children are polite, enthusiastic and well motivated and our staff team is supportive and friendly. Teachers have high expectations and are dedicated to maintaining our high standards.

St. Edmund's Church of England Primary School is at the heart of the village community and plays an important part in community life. There are very strong links with St Edmund's Church.

We were graded as Good in every category in our most recent OFSTED inspection and our SIAMS Church inspection.

We are part of The Compass Federation; three schools linked together including St. Paul's Church of England Primary School, Swanley Village and Dunton Green Primary School, Sevenoaks and enjoy a positive relationship with them.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, reference checks, identity and proof of right to work in the UK. St. Edmund's Church of England Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 853114

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.