Dusty Trails is a small family business run by Matt and Sam. Matt & Sam have been working in education for over 12 years and are now using their love of education and the outdoors to run Dusty Trails.
Matt began his career working in industry using his attention to detail for quality assurance purposes, during this time he passed several courses on risk assessing and auditing.
Matt has been teaching Science for 12 years working as a teacher, outdoor education coordinator and head of department. During this time he has and still consults for Southampton University as well as privately for other schools. He has worked on developing engaging schemes of work for Key Stage 3 and 4 as well as mentoring and coaching other staff members. Matt still enjoys tutoring students at KS3 and GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics helping students achieve a better understanding of the subjects and an increased confidence to apply themselves. One of the biggest comments from students is “thank you for making me believe I can do Science”.
Matt has had a love of the outdoors all of his life and his spare time is spent enjoying bushcraft, hiking, canoeing and cycling. Matt has worked closely with BushcraftUK and Forest Knights and his passion is now to combine his love of teaching with his passion for the outdoors so that new generations can be taught relevant content whilst developing important personal skills including communication, leaderships, problem solving, mental health and resilience.
Matt has recently qualified as a Wilderness Expedition Medical Technician with WEMSI to better prepare him when working with groups both in the UK and abroad.
Matt is an advanced motorcyclist holding RoSPA at Gold level and works with Unity Support Riders and with Forest Knights using his riding and first aid skills to support events.