Advice on organizing school trips

School tripActivities outside the classroom can bring significant benefits for young people and help to bring learning to life. They help children to develop knowledge, understanding and skills beyond the classroom walls, through educational activities.

Teachers and others will now find it easier to take young people out and about as Schools Minister Diana Johnson launched a consultation on simple and straightforward guidance to cut red tape.

The new guidance will help teachers and other staff to keep children safe by outlining their duties and giving helpful advice such as how to
cut red tape by providing sample checklist forms to help save time.

It will give teachers and others more confidence to organise trips by highlighting helpful schemes like the Quality Badge and highlight how employers should support their staff in the event of a child being hurt, and reduce fears of legal action.

Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families

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