Deborah Lambert (Taking Maths Outdoors) is co-author of the award winning* ‘National Curriculum Outdoors – a complete scheme of work’ (KS1 to Y6) series of books published by Bloomsbury Education. (Lambert, Roberts and Waite 2020) which provides a timely support to help teachers to grow their confidence in teaching outside and to see the potential for curriculum learning in any outdoor environment. There are five books in the series: Key Stage 1, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 which provides an opportunity for a whole school approach to outdoor learning.
Taking Maths Outdoors provides flexible and creative outdoor training and support for schools in Cornwall and beyond and is led by Deborah Lambert.
Teachers are shown how to use their own school settings and grounds to facilitate the delivery of the National Curriculum outdoors. Training also introduces techniques which promote reconnection; integrating teamwork and PHSE.
A primary teacher for over 30 years, with a wealth of experience, as a class teacher of EYFS–KS2 in over 30 primary schools, Special Schools at KS1-4 and as a lecturer in Further Education and Higher Education, Deborah has a wealth of experience in a range of settings and with different age ranges.
She is a FdA lecturer for the Learning Institute and a ‘Wild Tribe’ and PE trainer for the ARENA Sports Partnership for which she has written and delivered curriculum programmes of study for the Wild Tribe Practitioners award using the medium of Forest School activities.
As part of this partnership she has written and delivered training and support for fellow trainers and teachers in the use of the outdoors not only as a means of delivering curriculum objectives but also to improve health, well being and behaviour. She also delivers ITT in outdoor learning to KS2, 3 & 4 trainee teachers for the Learning Institute and is a Level 3 OFQUAL certificated First Aid in the Outdoors trainer for World Class Training.
Drawing on experience of managing the Playing for Success Education centre at Porthpean Outdoor Education centre, she also co-authored a chapter in ‘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.
*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.
Flexible outdoor learning training from Deborah Lambert, co-author of Bloomsbury's award winning series of books 'National Curriculum Outdoors; a complete scheme of work'