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Meet the Team


Hello!, My name is Emma and  I have been a primary school teacher for over 20 years. During my teaching career I have been fortunate enough to work in a wide variety of schools both in England, Switzerland, and Norway.  

Canopy Forest School was established in 2021 but the dream was born over 15 years ago when I spent 4 years teaching in Norway.  Working abroad taught me many things but above everything else it was the Scandinavian open air culture "friluftsliv" which really captured my imagination and changed my teaching pedagogy.


Since then my belief in the importance of taking teaching and learning outside has continued to be central to my work. It has led my practice as a teacher and as an outdoor learning coordinator. I have become skilled at developing links between outdoor learning and the curriculum and delivering teacher training.


In 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic my dream was finally given the space to grow and I had the chance to realign my stars. I enrolled on a level 3 Forest School Leadership course with "Archimedes Earth" and I have not looked back since. 

I am enthusiastic, creative and dedicated to connecting people with nature, helping them to develop practical, personal and interpersonal skills along the way.


Jo is a Primary School teacher with 10 years experience. She loves the outdoors and learning about nature. She enjoys wild swimming and walking and is interested in the healing power of nature. Jo has recently become a level 3 Forest School leader with Hampshire Wildlife Trust.

Our Qualifications and good practise requirements

Level 3 Qualified Forest School Leader

Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE)

MA Inclusion (Social, Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties)

Certificate in Therapeutic Skills for Outdoor Leaders

Therapeutic Forest Approved Practitioner

Outdoor First Aid-SCQF Level 6

Level 2 in Food Safety and Safety for catering

Enhanced DBS

Fire Warden Training

Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead

Forest School Public Liability Insurance

Forest School Association Member

Institute of Outdoor Learning Member

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