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Educational Visits Advisory Service - International Schools

This package will support overseas schools to meet good practice and Health & Safety requirements for the management of educational visits and activities.

The Educational Visits Advisory Service provides professional high quality advice, guidance and support for schools and establishments in managing educational visits and activities, and in developing outdoor education and learning as a tool for learning and development.

Our advisors are highly experienced outdoor educators and qualified teachers who can support schools with professional and practical advice with all aspects of managing educational visits, adventurous/hazardous activities and in developing curriculum-linked outdoor learning at school. Advisors are accredited members of the national Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP).

Educational Visits Advisory Service Support Packages for International Schools Include:

  • Direct access to experienced and qualified Outdoor Education Advisors available via phone, video conference and email.
  • Professional technical advice and guidance in the safe practice of educational visits, adventurous and other outdoor learning activities,  helping employers to meet legal health and safety and nationally accepted good practice standards.
  • Access to comprehensive, robust and tested policy, guidance information and documents to support schools and establishments in their management of educational visits and outdoor learning activities.
  • Access to a flexible and powerful online visits management approval and monitoring tool – EVOLVE Visits. This bespoke system links directly to policies, procedures and visit approvals processes – ensuring simple and effective communication between schools and Advisors.
  • The EVOLVE system provides a powerful and easy to use tool for headteachers and education visit coordinators (EVCs) to use day to day to reduce the workload and administration of visit management. The system provides a comprehensive tool to evidence good planning and practice on educational visit and activities, covering all aspects of visit management from staffing to risk management, as well as features and tools for reporting on and evaluation of visits.
  • The EVOLVE+ option provides further tools for reducing workload and administration allowing the system to directly link with schools MIS systems for automatic daily updates of staff, pupils and other information. Other features and tools include online visit consent, communications with parents, and options for schools to personalise approvals process to include staff such as finance and cover managers in the process.
  • Direct professional support with completing checks and vetting educational visit providers (e.g. travel companies, hotels, outdoor activity providers, venues, etc) helping to ensure that schools and employers only use educational providers that meet both national accepted standards for educational provision. This is particularly important for adventurous activity and/or residential accommodation providers, to ensure they hold appropriate qualifications and accreditation to provide adventure activities.
  • Online or in person Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training opportunities for school staff covering a wide range of areas from visits management for senior staff as well as teachers and teaching assistants on the ground; adventurous activity skills development including team building, orienteering and map work, camping and campfires; to the development of outdoor learning activities in the curriculum.
  • Consultancy and support with the development of school curricula and facilities for outdoor learning; maximising the benefits and minimising the costs.

Service Packages and Prices

Package A:

  • Full access to the EVOLVE online educational visit approvals and monitoring system management tool for all school staff. Direct Outdoor Education Advisor approval of residential and adventurous activity visits, with sample monitoring of non-adventurous day visits.
  • Telephone and written advice and guidance as required.

Package B:

  • Telephone and written advice, and information on checking and vetting providers. Please note that this service does not include approval of educational visits.           

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