Akeley Wood School’s newly-appointed head Georgina Masefield has an extensive background in education, with experience in consultancy, school inspections and managing headteachers. Georgina believes in the potential of every child and in providing a committed, family friendly and safe community which nurtures individual self-worth, wellbeing and a sense of belonging, while preparing children for a successful future beyond education.
Over the years, several studies have revealed the benefit - even necessity - of spending time outdoors and when the great outdoors is combined with education, it can have vast benefits. Learning outside can help provide a holistic approach towards learning with immense academic, social and emotional benefits for students. Although most children go on school trips several times a year, they don’t often get the opportunity to enjoy nature as part of their school day, which means they could be missing out on opportunities to excel both academically and socially.