Question 26 - Handbook

How do you require my handbook? What needs to be included in my handbook?

Supply us with a copy of your Forest School Operational Handbook and record the file name on your application form. You then need to work through the rest of the questions in Section F and share the relevant page number where we can find evidence (thereby demonstrating that your handbook covers certain topics).

Please share a single file that is the whole handbook rather than a series of individual policies. 

If you are working within a setting/school, you can cite their policies within your handbook but please provide a summary of the key points relevant specifically to FS.

It is probable that within your Forest School you may need to deviate from the school or setting’s ‘standard’ polices and we expect you to make clear how you do this within your handbook (for example, your behaviour policy).

Your handbook should have been recently reviewed and be in line with both statutory requirements and good Forest School practice.