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Fifth National Annual Conference for Educational Visit Coordinators

Thursday, 7 June 2018 at Jury’s Inn, Oxford

Welcome to the Fifth Annual Conference for Educational Visits Co-ordinators. 

The landscape of compliance and best practice is constantly changing. This is happening at the same time that schools are running ever more ambitious programmes of off-site activities. The combination of these factors increases the pressure on EVCs to be aware of what they must, might and may do. 

This Conference exists to keep practitioners abreast of developments in their responsibilities, as well as efficiencies in coping with the burden of compliance. There is also specific, expert guidance on dealing with critical incidents as well as the ever-present concern about response to terror threat.

The afternoon programme offers a choice of sessions to allow delegates to pursue issues which are especially relevant to their current circumstances, or reflect current priorities. The Conference also allows for networking and sharing experience and solutions with like-minded professionals.

Programme

9.30am
Conference assembles. Coffee

10.00am
The Changing Landscape of Educational Visits
Updates of compliance, best practice and case studies from the last 12 Months
Paul Bond, Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel

10.30am
Planning for Terrorism Related Incidents on School Visits
An official update on threat levels, as well as essential issues when planning and conducting visits and  dealing with parental concerns.
Senior Counter Terrorism Officer

11.30 am
Break. Coffee

11.45am
Critical Incident Management
Guidance on Preparing to Respond to a Major Incident on School Visits
Chris Gallant, Pharos Response

12.45pm
Realistic Risk Assessments for School Visits
An update on the landscape of risk management on school trips, covering compliance and convenience 
Fiona Turnbull, Health and Safety Expert

1.15pm
Lunch

2.15pm
Workshop Choices
Delegates may choose one of the following (please select):

An Introduction to Risk / Benefit Assessment in the Outdoors: simplifying the processes.
Michael Fawcett

or:
Water Related Incidents: lessons to learn, and establishing contemporary best practice
Peter Cornall

or:
Home Visits: Changing Legislation and Best Practice at Home and Abroad
Neil Rayer, Masterclass Tours

or:
Changes to DofE Expedition Options and how they may be best managed
Paul Bond

3.30pm 
Conference closes

Prices

1 place £179 2 places £299 4 places £499

Conference runs 10.00am – 3.30pm. Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes. Excludes VAT.

Presenter(s)

Paul Bond

Paul is chair of the south-east region of the Outdoor Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) and sits on the National Executive. He has 30 years of experience in the outdoor industry in both the voluntary and the statutory sector as a practitioner and adviser. He was involved in the formulation of the new British Standard for expeditions and adventurous activities (BS 8848) and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Michael Fawcett

Michael is the Lead Outdoor Education Adviser for Northamptonshire.  He is Head of Longtown Outdoor Education Centre and Mountain Rescue team member.  He has long experience of assisting schools with managing the risk management and compliance surrounding school visits and expeditions

Chris Gallant

Chris has successfully planned and implemented the response strategy for a large number of critical incidents in UK and overseas.  Tragically, this includes multiple news sensitive fatalities of children on school trips. He helps clients to manage the media and crisis communications in order to protect brand integrity before, during and after a major incident.

Peter Cornall

Peter is a senior adviser to GDST.  He has worked with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents with a focus on water related incidents on school visits in UK and abroad.  He is an expert on issues of planning and supervision and the use of outside contractors.  He will outline lessons to be learned from previous tragedies and suggest how these can be avoidedo GDST.  He has worked with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents with a focus on water related incidents on school visits in UK and abroad.  He is an expert on issues of planning and supervision and the use of outside contractors.  He will outline lessons to be learned from previous tragedies and suggest how these can be avoided

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