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Professional Development

Professional Development at the Bishops Wood Centre

In these times of change and pressure, are you looking for inspiring ways of working with children and young people in the outdoors?

Are you looking for motivation and inspiration?

Bishops Wood has been running courses of 'repute' for educators since 1998 based on our own extensive work with schools and local communities.  In these times of change, with budget cuts and changes in the way we live with the natural world and local communities, our courses still provide real inspiration on how to work and live creatively both in formal and informal education settings.
Our site continues to develop - our new ground source heated training room;  'dragon' cob oven in the revamped Danish Garden;  developing young peoples 'growing' area and numerous types of Forest School sites provide a place full of ideas for people to take away that are both environmentally and economically resilient.

Our courses:

  • Are run by trainers who are experts in their own fields
  • Look at teaching and learning in a practical and holistic way
  • Support schools and other education establishments in delivering their curriculum, in particular PSHE, Citizenship, Well Being and social / emotional literacy
  • Will help support teaching and learning in the core subjects of literacy and numeracy
  • concentrate on how education and community development practice can help practitioners involve communities in sustainable development
  • Will help you gain skills, knowledge and understanding that can be applied to your work, and often your home life!
  • Will introduce the latest thoughts and practice in the subject(s) within in each course
  • Support NVQ's and professional development (CPD) in the field of environmental training. The courses will also support CPD in the workplace of environmental workers
  • Are fun, relaxing and informative!
  •  Lunch and refreshments included

We can forward you information about local bed and breakfast accommodation if required.

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External websites

  • Anubis
    A Website that specialises in first aid training and team building.
  • Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
    The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the national voice for learning outside the classroom
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    Leading youth Charity the DofE gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.
  • Earth Education UK  
    Information on the Earth Education process - helping people to live more harmoniously with the natural world
  • Flora locale 2013 Training Programme
    The Flora locale Training programme is created for people involved in the design management and restoration of landscapes for biodiversity, whether on a farm, smallholding, village green or garden. Improve your wildflower id skills or learn how to introduce woodland wildflowers into new woods...
  • Folksy Theatre
    Folksy Theatre tour rural areas performing a range of Theatre styles from issue-based plays and Theatre-In-Education, to open-air Shakespeare productions. On this site you can find information on the company and it’s various productions, along with pictures, reviews, comments and tour dates.
  • Forest School Association
    The Forest School Association is the professional body and UK wide voice for Forest School, promoting best practice, cohesion and quality Forest School for all
  • Friends of Bishops Wood 
    Friends of Bishops Wood is a charity set up to support the work of the Bishops Wood Centre. We run regular events that are open to the public
  • Herefordshire Forest Schools
    Information and advice from Herefordshire Forest Schools
  • Institue of Outdoor Learning
    Encouraging outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and opportunity to experience outdoor activity provision
  • Learning through Landscapes
    A site dedicated to stimulating outdoor learning experiences.
  • National Grid
    Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
  • Planetary Voices Radio
    Tour around the Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
  • Tide - global learning
    A teachers' network promoting the idea that young people have an entitlement to global learning through engaging with global perspectives, human rights, sustainability and international development
  • WCC Biodiversity for Schools
    Worcestershire County Councils School and Biodiversity Section.

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This page was last reviewed 22 May 2013 at 10:12.
The page is next due for review 18 November 2014.