Trading as Taking Maths Outdoors, Deborah provides flexible and creative outdoor training for teachers and engaging and memorable curriculum learning days with children for schools, in Cornwall and beyond.
Deborah Lambert is co-author of Bloomsbury's ‘National Curriculum Outdoors – a complete scheme of work’ series of books (Lambert, Roberts and Waite 2020) which aims to build teacher confidence to take the curriculum learning outside by providing step-by-step lesson progressions for every subject - outdoors.
There are five books in the series: Key Stage 1 (which contains lesson plan progressions for both Y1 and Y2), Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 which provides an opportunity for a whole school approach to outdoor learning.
The National Curriculum Outdoors series of books has been awarded the LOtC Resource Provider Award which recognises organisations that provide products and services which genuinely assist teachers in delivering meaningful and engaging learning outside the classroom sessions, and who work with users to ensure that this is the case. The award framework also helps organisations ensure that their products and services meet the needs of users.
A primary teacher for over 30 years, with experience of EYFS–KS2 in over 30 primary schools, Special Schools at KS1-4 and as a lecturer in Further Education and Higher Education in Cornwall, Deborah has a wealth of experience in a range of settings and with different age ranges.
Taking early retirement from teaching in 2013 to focus on sharing her passion for outdoor learning to trade as Taking Maths Outdoors, Deborah is now also a lecturer and chair of the Natural Schooling Research and Development Group for the Learning Institute, (affiliated to Worcester University), delivers ITT in outdoor learning to KS2, 3 & 4 trainee teachers, is a ‘Wild Tribe Outdoors’ and PE trainer for the ARENA Sports Partnership and is a Level 3 OFQUAL certificated First Aid trainer.
Additional publications: drawing on experience of managing the Playing for Success Education centre at Porthpean Outdoor Education centre, Deborah has also co-authored ‘Children Learning Outside the Classroom; from birth to eleven’ by Sue Waite, (SAGE publishing, 2017) specifically chapter 15: Physical Development, Health and Well-Being: the role of Physical Education in which she offers an insight into the development of emotionally resilient learners through Outdoor and Adventurous activities.
"I just wanted to thank you so much for your amazing workshops and presentation at our Conference a couple of weeks ago. You delivered really inspiring sessions for those teacher delegates and helped make the event a success. Thanks for being so positive and enthusiastic about our little event and bringing a little bit of Outdoor Learning magic to our day. The feedback so far has been excellent with teachers feeling inspired and more confident. Hoping that you will be back again to deliver for us next time! Thank you, we really appreciate you and all the support you have given us." Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development November 2021
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Training provided by the Deborah Lambert, co-author of Bloomsbury's award winning National Curriculum Outdoors series.
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