15 June 2021
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
From £252.00 per person Payment includes lunch
Safety management practices and procedures evolve over time. This course gives EVCs at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with other EVCs.
The issues faced by School EVCs change over time and although EVC training does not formally lapse it is good practice for EVCs to ‘revalidate’ their award by attending update training. Many organisations include a three-year requirement for EVC revalidation.
This course will address current issues including:
Topics that will be covered during the course include:
Safeguarding, incl. issues with a focus on safeguarding pupils on school trips, raised by the EVCs attending the course
Trips in a climate of heightened security
Appropriate risk management procedures
Online approval systems
Review of contemporary resources from DCFS, HSE, AALA, and other recent publications
School policy documents
Learning outcomes from recent incidents
New guidance information – e.g. BS 8848, ski trips, swimming, exchange visits.
What the papers say
National governing bodies
Inclusion/exclusion of pupils
Minibuses – and other transport issues
Manifesto for Learning Outside the Classroom
Training and monitoring of staff
Training material for EVCs to use in school
Outcomes from school inspections
Underlying benefits of educational visits
High quality outdoor education
Scenarios and solutions
A valuable aspect of the day is the opportunity to share good practice with EVCs from similar schools.
No refunds on bookings cancelled less than four weeks before the course.
The number of places on the course is capped at 16 to allow discussion. Feedback from previous courses has been excellent.
This course is run in conjunction with the Independent Schools Adventure Activities Association (ISAAA) and is primarily for independent foundation schools and academies as many local authorities have provision for EVC training for their schools. However, if this is not the case for your school, you are most welcome to attend this course.
By attending this course, delegates will earn 5 CPD points which can be put towards the yearly requirement of 35 CPD points to attain Chartered Geographer status. A certificate of attendance will be given for all delegates.
This event is recognised by the Society as being suitable professional development for Chartered Geographer and may also be suitable for other professional accreditations.
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