‍‍‍Information and help for t‍‍‍eachers.

These documents will hopefully prove helpful as you prepare to stay with or visit us:

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WHAT ELSE DO WE O‍‍‍FFER?

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While teachers are here onsite, there’s space to observe, participate and come alongside pupils as our team lead through activities.  One local school books in 3 weeks of transition activities for new Year 7 pupils since it bonds students, smoothes transition‍‍‍, and gives teachers a deeper understanding of their cohort better than anything else.  

There are many examples of good teaching practice in many different environments.  We hope and expect our team to embody and role model our ethos and approach, and as much as we expect them to keep developing and learning, you may find

However, we also offer support and resources to teachers and schools outside of their time at Ringsfield Hall:

-  Providing resources and materials to further embed residential learning back in school

-  Delivering programmes on site for schools,

-  Consultancy work, modelling playwork or participatory outdoor approaches for school staff

-  Inset training for outdoor education in school or on site

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We also partner with Mantle of the Expert, who host many of their training residentials at Ringsfi‍‍‍eld Hall.  If you've not come across this inspiring and innovative approach to teaching and learning, we can wholeheartedly recommend Tim Taylor's recently published book:

Download: Ringsfield Hall Floor Plans.pdf

Download: Behaviour Management Policy 17.pdf

Download: Safety at Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre.pdf

Download: Food Allergies Policy Oct-17.pdf

Download: Allergen Details Form.docx

Download: Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre Site Risk Assessment (Nov 2017).pdf

Download: Ethical Sourcing Policy 2016.pdf

Extended Learning Resources

Here is a growing list of weblinks for resources that will extend the learning experienced by your students through our programmes, or provide further information:

Habitats:

https://www.everyschool.co.uk/science-key-stage-2-habitats.html

Stone Age Day:

https://heritage.egenius.org.uk/prehistory/

Earth Education & Steve Van Matre:

www.ieetree.org  &  www.earthed.org.uk

The John Muir Award:  

https://www.johnmuirtrust.org/john-muir-award

RSPB Minsmere:  

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/minsmere/

What you can ex‍‍‍p‍‍‍ect

We love to offer child-led programmes that encourage imagination, problem solving and the development of team skills and leadership.  We often find that children who are less comfortable in a classroom situation thrive in the woods, and sometimes those who are more comfortable in a classroom need extra support in the woods.

We provide at least two members of staff for your group and wherever possible they will take the lead in engaging or re-engaging your students in the activities.  However, we greatly value the support of school staff and accompanying adults in delivering the programmes and suggest that they are encouraged to:

Please do also have a look at the 'Behaviour Management Policy' and 'Safety at Ringsfield Hall' document above to get a further idea about roles and expectations in specific circumstances.

* Offer encouragement, clarify ideas and ask open questions

* Listen to the children's ideas and help them act on them

* Encourage the children to question and explore, observe and talk about the surroundings, environment and resources

*  Help children to cooperate and share

* Play alongside the children and make it fun!

*  Observe their interactions with one another

*  Observe their awareness of space, themselves, and others

* Observe their use of language and communication skills

* Support individual children whilst recognising the needs of the group.