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Liz Briggs
D of E Manager for BET

Liz joined the BET in 2016; responsible for developing the Duke of Edinburgh Award as part of the Outdoors programme. Building on the fantastic success of DofE at Bohunt Liphook,  Liz launched the D of E across all schools within BET; which is the only MAT in the South of England to Hold an OA DofE Licence.  The cornerstone of the BET Outdoors programme; BET now has over 1000 students participating in the award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels; with over 200 DofE trained staff and the highest award completion rates in the South East Region. Over each academic year D of E accounts for over 60 expeditions and trips to a wide range of destinations from the South Downs and New forest to Wales, the Lake District and France.

A passionate advocate of the importance of Outdoors Education and the significant impact it can have on the growth and wellbeing of students, staff, parents, volunteers and wider communities. Liz organises a range of staff training events throughout the year; Kayak and Mountain Biking training days, Expedition training in the Peak District, Outdoors First Aid and D of E assessor courses. She has also been successful in gaining over £60,000 of funding which has enabled each school to have their own brand new kit stores for expeditions and has also funded student clubs and volunteer projects developing green spaces and allotment areas.

Prior to joining BET, Liz worked as a D of E Manager for a MAT(2012-2016); Running Gold D of E award expeditions to Yorkshire Dales and Moors, Wales, Lake District and Dartmoor, EVC trained; working with Governors and Senior Leaders to assess and advise the safety and risk assessments of all trips, creating processes to adhere to health and safety guidelines and off-site safety checks of activity providers and delivering staff training. Completing the outstanding teaching programme (2013); in addition to this role, she also worked as Head of Department for RE (2013-2016) gaining some of the highest results at GCSE and A-Level within the school, Lead Practitioner for RS(2013) and Leader of Teaching and Learning within the school (2013-2015).

Liz is also the KS4 RS BET coordinator and full-time classroom teacher of Philosophy at Bohunt Liphook. She is also looking forward to her support her first Big expedition; supporting 12 Bohunt students across the Himalayas this summer as part of the Outdoors programme at the BET.