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 is the co-author of Bloomsbury's award winning National Curriculum Outdoors – a complete scheme of work ** series of books.
A primary teacher for over 30 years, with experience of EYFS–KS2 in over 30 primary schools, Special Schools at KS1-4, as manager of the Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre 'Playing For Success Centre' and as a lecturer in Further Education and Higher Education in Cornwall and Dorset, Deborah has a wealth of experience in a range of settings and with different age ranges.
Taking early retirement from teaching to focus on sharing her passion for outdoor learning, Debbie now not only trades as Taking Maths Outdoors, but is a Foundation Degree and BAAP lecturer for the Learning Institute, chair of the Learning Institute Natural Schooling Research Interest Group (affiliated to Worcester University) and has delivered ITT in outdoor learning to KS2, 3 & 4 trainee teachers. She is currently heading up the Erasmus+ 'Natural Schooling project; innovating the curriculum to improve student outcomes', working with partners from Spain, Sweden, Italy and the UK.
She is a ‘Wild Tribe Outdoors’ and PE trainer for the ARENA Sports Partnership and also a Level 3 OFQUAL certificated First Aid trainer, delivering First Aid course accredited by QNUK and World Class Training.
Drawing on experience of managing the Playing for Success Education centre at Porthpean Outdoor Education centre, Deborah co-authored ‘Children Learning Outside the Classroom; from birth to eleven’ * 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.
The National Curriculum Outdoors** series has been written with the aim of building teacher confidence, providing step-by-step lessons for every subject for each year group, with a clear focus on progression in skills and knowledge across the units and key stages. The books have 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. The award framework also helps organisations ensure that their products and services meet the needs of users.
Since the publication of the National Curriculum Outdoors series, Deborah has also been a guest speaker at a variety of events and conferences.
"I have uncovered a love of outdoor learning - inspirational and forward thinking - revolutionary!" TLI March 2023
"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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* Waite, S. 2017, Children learning outside the classroom: from birth to eleven, Second edn, SAGE, Los Angeles.
** Lambert, D., Roberts, M. & Waite, S. 2020, The National Curriculum outdoors, Bloomsbury Education, London.
Training provided by Deborah Lambert, co-author of Bloomsbury's award winning National Curriculum Outdoors series.
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