Thank you to all who attended the first Outdoor Learning Forum this afternoon. We discussed why OL is important and how our children could benefit across key stages. I linked research information to the new Ofsted inspection framework.  Below are links to the various documents and initiatives mentioned:


Outdoor Learning Day:

Muddy Hands Report:

OL Manifesto:        

Ofsted Guidance:

Ofsted new inspection guidance:

Ofsted Report for Good Practice – St John’s RC School, London:

The Science Pod:


Please forward any feedback from using the guidance or on any item we discussed today. I look forward to your shared examples of OL from your classes. Remember – we are here to help each other and make learning fun, memorable, and meaningful for our children –  your insights and snippets are important.

Next meeting will be in the Spring term and it will focus on a Forest School session for teachers. Date tbc.