Forest School Awards Recognition and Accreditation
When your school/organisation achieves Forest School status you will receive an NIFSA Official Forest School metal plaque and weatherproof screws.
There are three Award levels for your organisation to work towards - Elder, Birch and Oak
|Current NIFSA Member||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Number of qualified Forest School leaders - Level 3||0||1||2+|
|Minimum number of Forest School sessions per year||6||12||18|
|Following Forest School principles||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mentoring other Forest Schools||No||Yes (if required)||Yes (if required)|
|Involved with Friends of Forest School||No||Yes||Yes|
|Registered and delivering Nature Rangers Programme||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Complementary programme e.g. Eco-Schools, John Muir Trust, Woodland Trust Green Leaf Scheme||No||1+||2+|
Forest School Awards Accreditation Report
Every two years your organisation will be assessed remotely using information contained in your MIS.
A recommendation section will provide information on how to achieve a higher status level. You can be reassessed at any time by contacting NIFSA.
Your organisation will receive a digital image of your Award status. This can be used on Facebook, websites, letterheads etc.
Certificate of Achievement
You will have access to print a Certificate of Achievement to display in your reception area.