Outdoor Education 2019/20

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Helping to make your offsite visits safe, fun and effective

Outline of provision

Outdoor Education and PE provide memorable and challenging opportunities for young people, and are powerful tools for teaching and learning.  They enable teachers and students to participate in stimulating, hands on activities, leading to higher levels of academic attainment, personal development and understanding of the world around them.
 
These positive outcomes require careful planning by competent staff, who are able to set clear learning objectives, manage groups in the outdoors and manage risk effectively.
 
The Outdoor Education Service helps you achieve this by providing high quality guidance and advice, safety management systems that satisfy the employer requirements for health & safety of young people on offsite visit, comprehensive outdoor education and offsite visit training, plus curriculum support and ideas to help you get the most out of your offsite activity programme. We also ensure your physical education planning and provision recognises safety as an important element, and encourages young people to learn the principles of safety for themselves.

This year, the service will be running an outdoor education knowledge sharing and showcasing event to provide subscribing schools with a platform to network, share knowledge and listen to industry professionals speaking on a variety of topics to enhance your offsite visit and outdoor education programmes. 

Who can purchase

Maintained schools, academies, free schools, independent schools, early years settings, Multi-academy Trusts and sixth form colleges.    

What is the cost structure?

The subscription charge includes advice and guidance on all aspects of offsite activity, checking and approval of all hazardous, residential and overseas offsite visits through EVOLVE, and training for Educational Visit Coordinators and Visit Leaders. Bespoke training is charged for separately. 
 
Subscription to the Outdoor Education Service, including access to EVOLVE:

  • Maintained schools: £1.03 per student, plus a £206 fee for EVOLVE
  • Academies/free schools: £1.25 per student, plus a £206 fee for EVOLVE
  • Independent schools: £1.50 per student, plus a £206 fee for EVOLVE

Pupil numbers are taken form the October census data.  

Additional services

Bespoke offsite visit training – please contact us for further details.

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