Meet the Panel

Members of OEAP are employed or engaged by Local Authorities, Multi-Academy Trusts and other employer groups to deliver advice, support and training in the management and leadership of outdoor learning, off-site visits and learning outside the classroom.

OEAP provides a forum for sharing and developing good practice in Outdoor Learning, Educational Visits and Learning Outside the Classroom as well as a training framework for Educational Visits Co-ordinator and Visit Leader training.

The work of OEAP is steered by elected directors. Each director may serve two consecutive two year terms. 


National officers

National ChairSteve Lenartowicz1st term, March 2014
SecretarySuzanne Holroyd2nd term, March 2015
TreasurerDave Barham1st term October 2015

Regional chairs

Cymru/Wales Chris Davies1st term, October 2014
East Graham Lodge1st term, June 2015
Midlands Kevin Jackson2nd term, January 2014
North East Adrian Clarke1st term, January 2014
North West Simon Willis1st term, January 2014
South East Paul Bond2nd term, 
South West Gary Burn1st term September 2015

Non-voting co-opted officers

Development OfficerStephen Brown

Regional Groups support members with local meetings. 
The Board commissions working groups for specific tasks to assist the whole Panel.
The Panel meets nationally in the Spring and the Autumn.
Best Practice - any documents produced by the Panel are in the form of best practice guidance for its members and only become policy when they are adopted or adapted by Employers.

Individual members represent OEAP on other national bodies, including The English Outdoor Council, The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and National Governing Bodies of Outdoor Sports.
OEAP may be represented on other relevant bodies or functions by the Chair or other elected officers nominated by the Chair.

OEAP works closely with the DfE and the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. It endorses the LOtC Quality Badge through its members accepting the badge.
It also works with other representative bodies in the public and private sector such as the British Activities Providers Association, The Royal Geographic Society and the Adventure Activities Licensing Service.

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