Forest School Training & Staff

Jon Attwood – Forest School Level 1 Training & Schools Lead

Jon Attwood

Jon has been working for the Forest of Avon Trust since 2010 and has been leading its Natural Connections programme. He now manages its training activities and continues to lead Forest School activities.

He has been leading outdoor learning and conservation groups for 15 years in the Bristol area. During this time, he has worked with early years, primary and secondary schools to engage them with the natural environment and support and train staff. He has been a Forest School leader for almost 10 years and has been running Forest School Training for the last 3 years. Jon is approved by the Forest School Trainers Network to deliver Forest School training courses.

Jackie Roby – Associate Forest School Trainer

Jackie is a qualified teacher and Forest School leader. She has developed and taught curriculum-linked sessions for schools and youth groups as well as running her own Forest School projects.

Jackie Roby








Nicola Ramsden and Rachel Tomlinson – Forest School & Session Leaders

Jon Attwood, Nicola Ramsden & Rachel TomlinsonNicola and Rachel have been developing Forest School style sessions for adults with learning disabilities since 2011.

They are both passionate about the environment and experienced in leading groups outdoors. They qualified as Forest School Leaders in 2013 and work together as Into the Woods.