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.


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.

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.