Meet the team
Tinderwood Trust is led and managed by a board of Trustees and Forest School Leaders with a wide range of skills and experience in Early Years learning, play, parenting, design, training and consultancy.
If you would like to investigate becoming a trustee please click here to find out more.
Emma Carter Paton leader
has worked with children for over 10 years in many capacities and a rich variety of places. read more
Judy Alderson leader
has worked for over 12 years, delivering outdoor environmental education for all ages. read more
Emily Jones leader
co-founded Tinderwood Trust and has run Forest School since 2006 , watching it grow from strength to strength. read more
Anwen Jones trustee
is the Head of the Disability Advisory Service at the University of Oxford. read more
Sarah Gordon trustee
has an ongoing drive and passion to create outstanding early years experiences for young children. read more
Katherine Banks leader
has added onto her Qualified Teacher Status with her Forest School Leaders Level 3 award. read more
Susan Davies trustee
is passionate about our children being able to play outside, take risks and learn to value the amazing world they live in. read more
Adele King leader
has focussed on working with youth and young adults at risk for over 10 years read more
Sarah Rogers trustee
Sarah has been having fun in our woods with her children since 2011 come rain, shine or snow. read more
As our charity expands we are increasingly looking to employ suitably qualified and experienced freelance professionals to deliver our growing range of services in the outdoors.
We welcome volunteers to work alongside our professional practitioners and often support forest school trainees with opportunities to develop and extend their practice and range of experience. If you are interested in working or volunteering with us please get in touch.