With over 20 years experience in the teaching profession; Martin’s career encompasses primary, middle and secondary school teaching, including many leadership roles and a Headship. He trained as a PE teacher and has always enjoyed the outdoors. Throughout, he has become acutely aware that Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) plays a vital role in education and mental health. As Leader of the Plus Programme, Martin has developed a bespoke package of alternative provision which enables young learners to build confidence, social skills and improve mental health. It offers reconnection to the natural world and learning opportunities for young vulnerable people, who are often totally divorced from the outside world and struggling in their mainstream environment.