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Online Teacher Training

Online Teacher Training

Teacher training sessions are delivered by members of Our South Downs Education Network.

Drawing inspiration from the South Downs, the sessions will be helpful to any teacher looking for ideas and inspiration to take their teaching and learning outside the classroom.

Sessions focus on: delivering specific curriculum subjects and topics, school grounds development, using woodland effectively, fieldwork skills and health and wellbeing.

Upcoming sessions

Planning is underway for a new series of sessions in Autumn Term 2021. Subscribe to our termly schools’ newsletter for updates.

Previous events

    • Natures classroom – science in the school grounds

      Suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 science coordinators and teachers.

        • Understanding the benefits of outdoor education to children and nature.
        • An overview of 7 examples of learning national curriculum Science in the school grounds from Reception class to Year 6 including examples of cross curricular learning too e.g. Art, English, Music, RE.
        • Support will be provided for risk assessments as well as good hygiene and social distancing.

    • Feel better to learn better

      Suitable for EYFS practitioners, Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers and LSAs.

        • Using the outdoor environment to improve pupils wellbeing.
        • Using natural and creative elements to help to lower stress levels and reduce anxiety.
        • Giving pupils a chance to reflect, relax and reconnect with nature.
        • Download the handout

    • Farming in your school grounds – School Ground Development

      Suitable for teachers across all Key Stages.

        • Teachers will be confident in their understanding of how food is produced and grown on the farm.
        • Teachers will have a good understanding of how farming is managed to care for the environment.
        • Teachers will be inspired to use farming and food production in their teaching, specifically using their outdoor spaces to enhance the core subjects.
        • Download the handout



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