SAPOE Committee

Tim Pickering

Tim is Vice Chair on the SAPOE committee. Tim works for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) as the Outdoor Learning Manager, he job shares with Isi Oakley. They are responsible for the development of the support and delivery Outdoor Learning in Education Department and across the wider council.

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Liz Brookes

Liz works for East Lothian Council as the Principal Teacher for the Outdoor Learning Service. She is responsible for managing and developing the Outdoor Learning Service. The service uses the outdoor environment and adventurous activities as a vehicle for delivering the Curriculum for Excellence across all schools in East Lothian. Liz is also responsible for the safety management of off site visits including adventure activities across the authority and overseas, and the management of Innerwick residential centre. Liz shares the position of Vice Chair with Jane Jackson.

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Jane Jackson

Jane works for Falkirk Council as the Support Officer for Outdoor Learning and  Learning for Sustainability. She is responsible for supporting schools with planning and delivery of Outdoor Learning, providing CPD opportunities relating to outdoor learning and Learning for Sustainability, managing Policy for Offsite visits, and providing advice and support to schools relating to school ground development. Jane shares the Position of Vice Chair with Liz Brookes.

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Alan Smith

Alan is Treasurer on the SAPOE committee, and Outdoor Education and Awards Officer for East Dunbartonshire Council. He is responsible for managing the Educational Excursions within the authority, operational support to early years, schools and CLD, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, development of awards and courses to schools, as well as the management of the delivery of various outdoor programmes within the authority.

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Des Bagshaw

Des Bagshaw is the coordinating officer for the Going Out There document and website. Des is Head of Outdoor Education at St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow and he is one of the two SAPOE representatives for SCIS. Des has a lifelong passion for the outdoors and adventure.

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Des Bagshaw

Andrew Bradshaw

Andrew is the Principal Officer in the Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit, Schools and Lifelong Learning, Communities and Families and works for City of Edinburgh Council. He is responsible for leadership and management of Edinburgh’s Outdoor Learning service, including residential provision and wider achievement. Andrew is the Secretary for SAPOE.

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Bill Stephen

Bill is a Principal Teacher with the Inclusion and Wellbeing Service at Midlothian Council. As well as developing and delivering Outdoor Learning programmes for the Inclusion & Wellbeing Service Bill also provides advice and CLPL for schools on educational visits and looks after the Midlothian offsite educational visits management system. Bill is the Training Officer for SAPOE.

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Bill Stephen
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