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.

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