Meet the Team

All of the staff at The Woodland School have a large amount of experience working outdoors and in delivering skills, both to adults and young people. Each maintains first aid qualifications and DBS background checks, alongside having their own specialist skills. This is what make the experience at The Woodland School so special and unique.

Tom Gerrard

Lead Instructor and Founder

Tom has always had a passion for being outdoors from a young age, and began scouting at the age of 6. 18 years later, in 2010 he began to take what he had learned as a scout and develop it further, whilst teaching others along the way. Instructing at large scouting events and to groups throughout the UK, leading to bringing experiences to those outside scouting. In 2019 Tom founded The Woodland School, with the aim of bringing Bushcraft experiences and outdoor skills to a wider audience.

Qualifications and proficiency:

- NCFE Level 3 (Axe Proficiency, Animal Tracking, Foraging and Wild Food, Primitive Tool Making) 


- NCFE Level 2 (Bushcraft)

- Open Awards Level 3 Forest School Practitioner 

- Level 2 Food Hygiene

- Outdoor First Aid (16hr Certificate)

- DBS Checked

Lisa Marie Chadburn

Instructor and Forest School Practitioner

Lisa is a Childminder and Forest School Practitioner. She has been running a successful daycare centre since 2016 and furthered her passion for early years learning, completing her Forest School Practitioner course in 2018 and running her own forest school 'Time to Conker the Woodlands'. 

As well as an interest in Bushcraft and Outdoor skills, Lisa is also a keen equestrian and Black belt in Jujit Boxing.

Qualifications and proficiency:

- Open Awards Level 3 Forest School Practitioner

- CACHE Level 3 Childminder

Level 2 Food Hygiene

- Paediatric and Forest First Aid


- DBS Checked 

 

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