EVOLVEadvice
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About

About

EVOLVEadvice includes specialist expertise, experience, and a ‘no-nonsense’ approach to health and safety. 

Our service comes in many forms including advice, guidance, training and support. We work closely with many Advisers to ensure you receive the best advice from a team of competent people.

We know that finding the right advice and guidance is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs and desired outcomes.

Our team

 

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Jake Wiid

I am a freelance paralegal and consultant working with many schools and local authorities throughout the UK. I set up as a consultant following a successful career in the Outdoor Industry. I started my career as an outdoor instructor and quickly moved on to run an activity centre. This gave me the passion for, and understanding of the importance of safe and enjoyable educational visits. As a school governor I realised how tight budgets are and that often services such as ours are not taken up due to cost as opposed to need. This is why we focus on ensuring our services are cost effective without diluting the quality.

Activities & Affiliations

-An ANLP Licensed Paralegal - Associate member of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals
-Freelance consultant working with many schools and local authorities across the UK.
-Member of the Association for Physical Education
-Associate Member of the Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (AIOSH)
-Student Member of International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
-Registered Member of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel (OEAP)
-Educational Visits Coordinator Trainer
-LOtC Quality Badge Inspector (Council for Learning Outside the Classroom)
-First Aid Trainer (Ofqual Regulated Qualifications accredited by Qualsafe Awards)
-Certified Fire Marshal Trainer


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Clare


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Norberto

I taught Geography and P.E in secondary schools for over 10 years in Colchester and became a Residential Study Centre Manager for 20 Years for Essex County Council’s Outdoor Education Team.
Outdoor interest: Horse-Racing - Ex- Owner, Trainer and Jockey of Point to point Racehorses (I regret nothing!).
I have 10 years of experience in running EVC, Visit Leader training, Outdoor Learning / LOtC courses, amongst others.

Activities & Affiliations

MA Education – Management and Administration

Freelance consultant working with many schools and local authorities across the East and South of the UK.

Registered Member of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel

Educational Visits Coordinator Trainer

LOtC Quality Badge Inspector (Council for Learning Outside the Classroom).

EES For Schools

Norberto heads up the Outdoor Educational Visits Support arm of EES for Schools and is the Outdoor Adviser for Essex County Council and Warwickshire County Council. We work closely with Norberto and call on his expert skills in training and advice on an ad hock basis. Norberto has been an Outdoor Adviser for 10 years and continues to offer first class support to every school he works with.

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James

James Thacker is an IFMGA Mountain Guide and Mountaineering Instructor (MIC) who has been working professionally in the mountains for over 12 years. He supports us with certain aspects of Technical Advice.

Activities & Affiliations

IFMGA Mountain Guide

Mountain Instructor Certificate (MIC)

Mountain Instructor Award (MIA)

Have the pre-requisites of SPA, ML, ML(W) etc

Provider and Course Director for SPA, ML, HML etc

Emergency First Aid Cert (16 hour)

IHCD First Person On Scene - Intermediate (FPOS-I) expires feb/2018

REC Assistant Trainer (lapsed)

As well as experience in the Outdoor education sector, with basic qualifications in Canoe/Kayak, cave and mine leader. Also 16 years Mountain Rescue experience.


 
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Suzanne

I have been a freelance consultant since November 2016. Prior to that, I taught Maths & Physics in secondary schools for over 20 years in Birmingham and in Lancashire and became a Local Authority Educational Visits Adviser in 2008.

I have many years’ experience in leading offsite visits and in running EVC, First Aid and Visit Leader training courses, amongst others. I am a member of the Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel and served on the executive board for six years until March 2017, four of those as the national Secretary. I put all my knowledge and experience of schools, visits and outdoor education into providing a high quality advisory service.

Activities & Affiliations

Freelance consultant working with schools and academy chains across the UK
Registered Member of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel
Educational Visits Coordinator Trainer
Visit Leader Trainer
First Aid Trainer (Ofqual Regulated Qualifications accredited by Qualsafe Awards)


Clive

I am a freelance Outdoor Education Adviser working with several schools and local authorities, having initially trained as a youth worker and Physical Education teacher. I have a passion for teaching. I hold a wide range of high-level qualifications and remain actively involved in delivering activities across all age groups from early years upwards. I provide Technical Advice and guidance, and my ‘mission’ is to reduce bureaucracy whilst maintaining or increasing robustness.

Activities & Affiliations

Chartered Member of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH)
Member of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (MIIRSM)
Accredited Expert Witness (Bond Solon)
International Mountain Leader (IML)
Mountain Instructor Award (MIA)
British Canoeing Level 5 Coach
Royal Yachting Association: Dinghy Senior Instructor, Windsurfing Instructor, Powerboat Instructor
Snowboard Leader (Snowsport Scotland)
First Aid Trainer (Qualsafe)
Registered Member of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel (OEAP)
EVC & Visit Leader Trainer (OEAP)
LOtC Quality Badge Assessor
Former Inspector for Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)
Author: CAAPS (Curriculum Adventurous Activities for Primary Schools)
Co-Director of eduFOCUS Ltd (EVOLVE)

I am a former member of the British slalom kayak team, and former National Coach to both the British Senior and Youth teams.


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