Meet the School Team

Tom Lowday

Tom is one of our founders. He studied FDg Environmental Education and since then has worked in land based industries promoting sustainable land management and conservation in both farming and forestry.

Shevek Pring
Director (Designated Safeguarding Officer)

Shevek is one of our founders and has been working in the outdoor education sector for many years as an instructor and team leader. He has been running residentials, day courses, accredited courses and expeditions for several years.

Robyn Vincent
Acting Principal (SENCO)

My role at the school is to look after our learners’ individual requirements and their pastoral welfare. I’ve been an English teacher for over 20 years and have worked in Special Schools for the last 11. I’m loving the new Outdoors School because it is so different and allows children to be children with the flexibility to learn in the way that best suits them.
I love anything to do with music, dancing and singing. I read a lot and love to cook.

Karen Salt
School Administrator

I have over 20 years experience working in various Devon Schools. If you have any questions or queries relating to School, please get in touch and I will do my best to help. I enjoy cooking, including baking, walking, visiting friends and spending time with family.

Seamo Teare
Inclusion Lead

Seamo is a qualified Forest School Leader and specialises in Autism, Neurodiversity, sensory differences and pathological demand avoidance. Seamo brings a depth of SEN knowledge and practical skills to the Outdoors Group.

Daisy Thomas
Senior Curriculum Tutor (West Town Farm)

Daisy delivers the curriculum at The Outdoors School. She uses forest school based teaching to help children learn. Previously working with children with down syndrome and autism, Daisy tailors the curriculum to meet individual student needs. Outside of the school, Daisy runs her own pottery business and is a keen climber.

Hannah Brewer
Senior Curriculum Tutor (Tiverton)

I am a qualified primary teacher and have taught in mainstream primary settings and within Special Educational Needs schools. I have a passion for working so closely with young people and particularly being with them outside. I also have a background in fine art and therapeutic creative workshop’s.

Beverly Garland
Curriculum Tutor (West Town Farm)
Sophie Hansen
Curriculum Tutor (Tiverton)

Sophie is an experienced teacher and taught for many years at Dulverton Middle School, delivering the unique ‘Exmoor Curriculum’ and working in partnership with The Exmoor National park. She is also a qualified Forest School leader and strongly believes in enabling children to work outdoors whenever there is the opportunity. In her free time she is a Cub Scout leader and enjoys swimming, running and going off exploring with her family in her camper van.

Jon Breeze
Senior Pastoral Tutor (Tiverton)

Jon has worked as a lead in welfare, pastoral care, and behaviour as a senior member of staff in secondary schools for the past twelve years. I am passionate about giving the best opportunity’s for all children and young people to achieve in life, no matter what challenges life throws at them. Originally from the Midlands moved to Devon in 2014. I’m a primary school governor, where my children attend, I’m also a leader at my local church and a massive rugby fan!

Lee Smith
Pastoral Tutor (Tiverton)

I am a pastoral Tutor at Tiverton site. I have a background in Youth Work, Pastoral Care and Teaching. And am qualified in terms of Teaching, Coaching, Care,and Advice and Guidance. I like being in the Outdoors, Theatre and all things Football

Hannah Clark
Pastoral Tutor (West Town Farm)

Hannah is a primary trained teacher and qualified youth worker with over ten years of experience working in mainstream and alternative settings. She loves travelling but is now firmly establishing her new Devon roots and most weekends she can be found exploring. Frequently spotted.on tours, beaches and the odd.music venue.

Dave Kell
Pastoral Tutor (West Town Farm)
Ross Wheeler
Pastoral Tutor (West Town Farm)
Debbie Ley
Behaviour Support Worker (West Town Farm)

For the past almost 20 years Debbie has worked on a 1-1 basis in primary schools as a learning support assistant. You can find her walking her British Bulldog in her spare time!

Georgia Banks
Behaviour Support Worker (West Town Farm)
Rachael Dale
Behaviour Support Worker (West Town Farm)

I’ve been working in the special education field since leaving college myself, currently doing a Psychology degree part time. My favourite things are walking on the moor with the dogs, playing guitar, film photography and camping in my van!

Jake Ward
Behaviour Support Worker / Designated Safeguarding Lead (Tiverton)
Simon Gill
Behaviour Support Worker (Tiverton)
Joseph Shail
1:1 Support Assistant (West Town Farm)
Karen Callus
1:1 Learning Support Assistant (West Town Farm)
Julia Gill
1:1 Learning Support Assistant (West Town Farm)
Merrily Kirton
Outdoor Learning Support Assistant (West Town Farm)
Suzie Corkery
Enterprise Tutor
Eve Malster
Enterprise Support Worker
Vicki Durant
Child & Family Support Worker
Ashleigh Paddon
Speech & Language Therapist
Leone Ellis
Play Therapist

I am a Accredited Play Therapist, Filial Play Coach, Creative Arts Cousellor and Forest School Leader with 15 years’ experience working with families and children. I am passionate about working with children who are facing the challenges of life and am inspired by their capacity to work through these challenges using play and talking therapies. I love working outdoors with children using nature as a co facilitator in the therapeutic process.

Tobin Broadbent
BSL Tutor
Laura Brown
Communication Support Worker

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