Forest School Lead

St Lawrence Primary School
Leatherhead, Surrey
Contract Type
Part Time
P6 FTE £27,775-£30,477 [Pro-rata £4,953-£5435]
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
30th April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1415274


St Lawrence have an exciting new opportunity for a Forest School Lead to join our team for one day a week. The post holder will inspire every child to dream big, think creatively, act responsibly and enjoy every moment of their time with us as they connect with our environment. You will have access to a variety of high-quality facilities, tools, and resources to bring our Forest School curriculum to life and unlock the potential of every child, as well as the freedom to be creative. As a well-established and unique provision, Forest School is a key part of the St Lawrence curriculum offer. Prioritised for early years but accessed by children throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, year group sessions take place each and every Friday of the school year.

Working Pattern: Fridays. 8.00am to 4.00pm with a 30 min unpaid lunch break. 7.5 hours

THPT offers:

  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation
  • Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes
  • Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions
  • Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards

Essential Criteria:

We are looking for someone who holds a Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification, as well as an early year’s qualification (Level 3 or above). This role will include leading the provision and delivering outstanding Forest School sessions. You will be responsible for delivering the outdoor curriculum, whilst also having the opportunity to help shape the school’s approach to outdoor education.

Values and Behaviours

We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values.

Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.

Our values are:

  • Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles.
  • Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals.
  • Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success.
  • Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened.
  • Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others.
  • Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success.

Please ensure your supporting statement reflects our Values.


If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please contact the THPT HR Team by email.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

Safeguarding Information

The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment. 


Safeguarding Statement:

St Lawrence Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
St Lawrence Primary School

St Lawrence Primary School

Part of The Howard Partnership Trust

The Howard Partnership Trust