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.
Conference assembles. Coffee
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
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
Critical Incident Management
Guidance on Preparing to Respond to a Major Incident on School Visits
Chris Gallant, Pharos Response
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
Delegates may choose one of the following (please select):
An Introduction to Risk / Benefit Assessment in the Outdoors: simplifying the processes.
Water Related Incidents: lessons to learn, and establishing contemporary best practice
Home Visits: Changing Legislation and Best Practice at Home and Abroad
Neil Rayer, Masterclass Tours
Changes to DofE Expedition Options and how they may be best managed