About us

Chichester Forest Schools C.I.C.

Rachel Maynard

A qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader with previous experience of working as qualified nurse for 15 years. Rachel is Akela of a local cub scout pack and has many years experience working with young people in the scouting movement. Rachel spent 8 years as a primary school governor has 2 boys now at secondary school.

“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.


Julia Shepherd

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.