About us

Chichester Forest Schools C.I.C.

Rachel Maynard Director/Forest School Leader.

Level 3 Forest School Leader with over 5 years experience running forest school programmes and many years experience in scouting until recently a Cub Scout Leader. Rachel works with the schools programmes, nurture programmes and Babes in the Wood.

“I enjoy working with young people and developing in them a love of nature, the outdoors and adventure.”

Outdoor First Aid trained, DBS checked, Food hygiene level 2.

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Julia Shepherd Director/Forest School Leader

A qualified level 3 Forest School Leader with 10 years experience as a teacher and previous experience in the outdoor adventure industry. Julia has 4 children.

” I am passionate about getting children outdoors and learning and caring for our environment, and getting them away from their screens.”

Outdoor First Aid trained, DBS checked.

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Emma Wiles

Emma joins the team as a Level 3 Forest School Leader who has many years experience with young people and play work.

Ed Johnson
Is completing his level 3 qualification and comes to the team with a wealth of experience as an Outdoor Activities Instructor.