During the day delegates will have the opportunity to update and further develop their existing skills, knowledge, confidence and competence to manage their off-site visits programme effectively. Topics covered include:
- Promoting high quality LOTC – exploring strategies to support staff to plan and deliver progressive, exciting and cost effective programme of educational visits linked to the new Ofsted framework.
- Understanding legal expectations of the EVC role– updates on the latest statutory and national guidance.
- Planning, Leading and Evaluating Visits and Outdoor Learning – updates on how to assure the competency of staff and select appropriate Providers for your educational visits and LOTC activities and developing an approach to planning proportionate to complexity of visit.
- Event Specific Planning – understanding the risk / benefit model and applying the SAGED approach to effective supervision and risk management. Ensuring compliance with duty of care, due diligence and the production of accurate recorded risk assessments.
- Monitoring – the role of the EVC in visit monitoring.
- Managing Off-site Visit Emergencies (MOVE) Ensuring appropriate Emergency Plans are in place for all visits.
- Accident and incident reporting.
- Record Keeping and the importance of Visit objectives and evaluations.
- Next Steps for EVCs – Reviewing existing school system against employer’s and National Guidance expectations and developing an Action Plan to address any system weaknesses.
Learning objectives To build on and increase participants knowledge and understanding of:
- How high quality LOTC experiences can support, enrich and extend teaching and learning.
- The legal framework, policies, procedures and guidance relating to the effective management and delivery of LOTC experiences, including day, residential, adventurous and overseas activities.
- The roles, responsibilities, competence and confidence required of everyone involved in the planning, management and delivery of LOTC experiences.
- The commissioning and managing of the relationship between school and an LOTC Provider.
- The appropriate management of risk via risk/ benefit analysis and a simple risk assessment process.
- The importance of informed parental consent; medical information and First Aid provision; inclusion and equal opportunities considerations when planning LOTC experiences.
- The role of the EVOLVE system in planning, managing, authorising and evaluating LOTC experiences.
Participants will receive a certificate qualifying them as an OEAP Accredited Education Visits Coordinator.
Refreshments and lunch provided (please include any dietary requirements when you book your place)
The course fee includes £10 for external accreditation fees (OEAP)
Headteachers, Education Visits Co-ordinators