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. Regional Groups support members with local meetings.
The Board commissions working groups for specific tasks to assist the whole Panel.
National Chair Dave Scourfield 1st term, March 2016
Secretary Suzanne Holroyd 2nd term, March 2015
Treasurer Dave Barham 1st term October 2015
Cymru/Wales Chris Davies 1st term, October 2014
East Graham Lodge 1st term, June 2015
Midlands Sarah Atkins 1st term, February 2016
North East Adrian Clarke 2nd term, January 2016
North West Simon Willis 2nd term, January 2016
South East Paul Bond 2nd term, April 2014
South West Gary Burn 1st term September 2015
National and regionally elected officers can serve a maximum of two consecutive two year terms.
Co-opted non-voting officers
Development Officer Stephen Brown until April 2016
Business Manager Paul Bond from April 2016
Past Chair Steve Lenartowicz until March 2017
Co-opted officers serve for fixed terms determined and reviewed at executive meetings.
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.