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. Trained to deliver the John Muirs Award.  Level 3 OCN working with young people with challenging out door behaviour outdoors. Youth mental health first aider. Therapeutic Forest Approved Practitioner







Julia Shepherd Director/Forest School Leader

Julia is level 3 Forest School Leader with 5 years experience and over 10 years as a qualified teacher working for Chichester College. Julia worked for many years in the outdoor adventure industry.  Trained to deliver John Muirs Award and completing training in out door behaviour management.Youth Mental Health First Aider.


Emma Wiles

Emma is an experienced Level 3 Forest School Leader with a foundation degree in Play therapy and has many years experience working with young people and play work.  Emma leads our Babes in the woods and Owls Home Education Group

Ed Johnson
Ed is a level 3 Forest School Leader who has  a wealth of experience as an Outdoor Activities Instructor.  Outdoor and paediatric First Aid trained. Ed leads our Dangerous Dads Weekend sessions.

All staff lead forest school programmes, have enhanced DBS checks, Food Hygiene Level 2 and Outdoor First Aid training.