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: https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/
Muddy Hands Report: https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/resource/muddy-hands-report/
OL Manifesto: http://www.lotc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/G1.-LOtC-Manifesto.pdf
Ofsted Guidance: https://www.lotc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Ofsted-Report-Oct-2008.pdf
Ofsted new inspection guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-inspection-framework
Ofsted Report for Good Practice – St John’s RC School, London: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/raising-learning-standards-by-learning-outside
The Science Pod: https://www.jointhepod.org/
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.