SAPOE Lead Teacher Course

On Monday 21st October, LOST will be hosting CPD for teachers interested in becoming the Lead Teacher for Outdoor Learning in their establishment.

The course is a full day course at the Learning Outdoors Support Team base at St Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnock.  The course aims to cover all aspects of outdoor learning for the classroom teacher, with practical elements running for the specific sectors: ECC, Primary, Secondary and ASN.  By the end of the course, the participants will feel equipped to take their pupils learning outdoors.  This course is based on training developed by Education Scotland and the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education and will contribute towards your GTCS Professional Update.

Content covered includes: Barriers, Perceptions, Policy, Pedagogy, Risk and Safety, Ground audits, Improvement planning, sharing good practice, raising attainment and assessment and evaluation.

It is recognised that there is much diversity within the sectors, so we will aim to support you to use the resources to differentiate for your pupils.

This course is a mixture of indoor and outdoor work, so please come dressed appropriately.  Teachers working within East Ayrshire Council can sign up via Gateway.  Those interested who work outwith East Ayrshire, can sign up by emailing:

There is a cost of £60 for teachers outside of East Ayrshire Council, not including lunch.

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