Gemma Goodchild (Senior Forest School Leader & Trainer) Gemma is the friendly voice at the end of our forest school mobile. Gemma has been with Acorn since 2001; she helped establish Acorn Forest Schools in 2009 and has been a full time forest school leader ever since, also starting to work as a forest school trainer in 2016. Her favourite activity is mini-beast hunting and she has a particular skill in handling frogs! Gemma's qualifications include a Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership, a Level 4 Childcare Qualification, and a Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). Gemma is a Safeguarding Lead and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) for Acorn Forest Schools, and is also fully trained in Paediatric and Outdoor Activity First Aid.