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Outdoor Learning Role Interview Pack

Outdoor Learning Role Interview Pack

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Looking to recruit a new outdoor learning leader or Forest School lead for your school? If you’re wondering what outdoor learning tasks to set at interview or what interview questions you can ask to recruit the right candidate for your school, this Outdoor Learning Role Interview Pack can support you throughout the entire process, from advertising to employment. 
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What's included in this bundle?

A pack with accompanying templates to help your school setting plan and prepare the interview day, including interview questions and tasks, when recruiting an outdoor learning lead or assistant. This pack contains some guidance that allows you to consider the setup of the interview day itself, but if you're new to recruitment or want to ensure the entire recruitment process is smooth, you may find it help to purchase the Recruitment, Interview and Employment Compliance Guidance Pack alongside this interview pack.

When you make your purchase, you'll receive a ZIP file containing the whole pack, including: 

  • Concise 8-page Guidance PDF in full colour containing all the guidance, research and information you need.
  • Four fully editable and easy-to-use templates that can be adapted for your setting. These include:
  1. Outdoor Learning Role Job Role Description
  2. Outdoor Learning Role Person Specification
  3. Outdoor Learning Role Interview Questions
  4. Interview Task - Outdoor Activity

Included in this outdoor learning and Forest School leader interview pack is an editable interview tasks plus a wide variety of example interview questions and answers so you can find a brilliant outdoor learning teacher for your school. The job description and person specification for will also support you in advertising for a new Forest School teacher or outdoor learning leader so you attract the right candidates. Use these, alongside the interview tasks and outdoor learning role interview questions to create a recruitment package that's tailored to exactly what your school is looking for in a new Forest School lead or outdoor learning teacher.

While the pack is tailored towards appointing a new outdoor learning teacher or Forest School lead, it can be used to support the recruitment process for any job role where the employee will lead or support outdoor learning in your school, including a Forest School teacher, outdoor learning assistant, outdoor education teacher, Forest School practitioner or a teacher / teaching assistant with outdoor learning leadership responsibilities.

Who will find this resource useful?

Headteachers, trust leaders, senior leaders, members of the governing body and trustees who lead recruitment processes will find this time-saving pack useful. This pack is also helpful for aspiring Forest School leader or outdoor learning lead wishing to develop their understanding of the interview process. 

What questions does this pack have the answers to?

Planning and leading an effective recruitment process ensures you've put your school in the best position possible to recruit a new outdoor learning lead or Forest School practitioner who's going to give your pupils amazing opportunities to learn outdoors . Thinking carefully about this with carefully selected interview questions and tasks will help to ensure this is a positive experience for both those on the panel and those applying for the role, meaning your new outdoor learning leader has the best possible start in your setting.

Key questions answered:

  • How could an interview day for an outdoor learning leader be structured?
  • What interview tasks could be used when recruiting a new Forest School lead?
  • What interview questions could a new outdoor learning teacher be asked during the interview process?
  • Where can I access more support on the recruitment and post-recruitment process?

What else can help me?

If you're looking for support with the recruitment or staff induction processes, we've got multiple packs available to help you. Best of all, you can get 20% off each item if you buy 3 or more resources about recruitment and induction, so why not see what's available?

If you're new to the recruitment process or are looking to build your understanding of how to tackle recruitment through each stage of the process, including advertising, shortlisting, interviewing, pre-employment and employment compliance, then you'll find the following pack useful.

If you're looking to recruit for multiple school roles, you may find the following packs supportive to help you plan interview days for those roles too:

To support your new staff member with induction into your setting, why not have a look at the following help guidance pack:

To provide meaningful professional development from the beginning of your new staff member's employment, skills audits are a valuable way to amplify the induction process, identify CPD opportunities and support the appraisal process.