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ADVISERS

 

 
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director

Jake Wiid

I am a freelance 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 apposed to need. This is why we focus on ensuring our services are cost effective without diluting the quality. 

 

Activities & Affiliations

  • 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)
  • Registered member of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel (OEAP)
  • Student Member of the Chartered Institute for Legal Executives (CILEX)
  • Student Member of International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
  • Educational Visits Coordinator Trainer (Outdoor Education Advisers Panel).
  • 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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Associate advisOr

Norberto Fusi

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.
  • Member of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel
  • Educational Visits Coordinator Trainer (Outdoor Education Advisers Panel).
  • 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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TECHNICAL ADVISOR

JAMES THACKER

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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Associate ADVISOR

Suzanne Duerden

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
  • Member of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel
  • Educational Visits Coordinator Trainer (Outdoor Education Advisers Panel accredited)
  • Visit Leader Trainer (Outdoor Education Advisers Panel accredited)
  • First Aid Trainer (Ofqual Regulated Qualifications accredited by Qualsafe Awards)

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