OL Teacher in Residence

To request a block of Outdoor Learning Teaching time for your school a request from needs to be completed – link at bottom of page

We have a finite number of weeks available. A request is more likely to be accepted if…

a. School staff and Outdoor Learning teaching staff work together to; plan, deliver and review a progressive programme.  Using Supported Outdoor Learning Lessons as an approach to learning, teaching, and assessment.
b. Clear Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are identified, and linked with appropriate Curriculum Frameworks
c. Evidence is gathered and an evaluation is carried out producing Tangible Evidence of Impact.
d. Direct references to your School Improvement Plan, which in turn links with ELC Education Improvement Plan & NIF key priorities.
e. Staff training / Professional Learning is built into the project allowing the work to become sustainable without the need for further OL funding.  If this is not the case there is an expectation for the school to look to appropriate funding sources to enable the work to continue.

All teaching projects are fully inclusive, working towards raising attainment using Outdoor Learning as an approach to learning. With a particular focus (depending on the class) on numeracy, literacy and health & wellbeing.  Where relevant and with certain targeted groups, teaching projects work towards Developing the Young Workforce and closing the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children.  We can aim towards projects delivering SCQF points.  All teaching projects are designed and delivered by fully qualified teaching staff.

When lessons/ projects are in the school grounds or local area the OL Teacher can provide all the necessary advice and training (inc. CLPL courses) for school based teachers, auxiliary staff, adult helpers etc. to develop and sustain teaching in the outdoor environment.

When lessons/ projects progress to include adventurous activities the OL Teacher can provide the technical competence/ skills/ knowledge to deliver these lessons alongside school-based teachers, auxiliary staff, adult helpers etc.

Please complete a Curricular Outdoor Learning Request Form  with as much information as you can. If accepted, the finer details can be worked through before the teaching block begins