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Sixth Annual EVC Conference

Educational Visits Co-ordinators’ Conference

Welcome

This is a Conference for teachers with a responsibility for Educational Visits and other off-site activities in schools.  It is intended to provide regulatory updates, with examples and definitions of best practice.

Leading advisers and prominent experts in the sector will provide clear guidance of the most effective ways to ensure that schools are compliant with current legislation and guidance.  This will enable Co-ordinators to be confident that their processes are approved, and that their practices are current.

Lessons to be learned from events of the last year, recent interpretations of case law, and advice on managing critical incidents will all enable schools to be aware of both how they can best prevent things going wrong, but also how they can manage events if there are accidents or investigations.

With such a heavy legal responsibility, schools can ill afford the consequences of getting things wrong.  This event will ensure that delegates have the best possible information to ensure that their activities are both safe and compliant

Programme

9.30-10.00am   Conference assembles.  Refreshments

10.00am

Measuring Competence to Deliver Activities.

Marcus Baillie,  Head of the Activity Licensing Service

Staff competence is central to any safety management system.  This session will help schools judge whether this is adequate, and the place of experience and qualifications in this assessment. It will also cover improving ways of evidencing these evaluations

11.00am

Health and Safety Case Law Round Up; Lessons to be Learned

Leanne Conisbee, Legal Director, Clyde and Co

This session will review recent criminal and civil cases involving schools.  It will look at outcomes, verdicts and lessons learned to allow schools to ensure that their systems meet current legal thresholds

12.00noon

Remote Supervision Tracking

Steve Wood, Managing Director, Mapyx

Technology can contribute significantly to pupil supervision in remote areas.  It can reduce mileages and improve response times in emergency.  This session will illustrate possibilities and current practice

12.30pm:  Lunch

1.15 pm

Managing an HSE Investigation

Karl Raw, HM Inspector of Health and Safety

This will outline the processes and expectations in the event of an HSE investigation into a serious incident.  It will outline expectations in terms of record keeping, evidence of competence and risk assessments, as well as the factors which inform the decision whether or not to prosecute

2.00pm

Critical Incident Management

Julian Penney, Pharos Response

This session is intended to help schools prepare their response in case a critical incident should occur.  It will include immediate responses, media relations, official investigations and key messages and timings

2.45pm.

Educational Visits Co-ordinator Round up and Update

Paul Bond. Senior Adviser

This plenary session will provide updates of events, legislation, amendments and experiences from the last year.  It will also provide an opportunity for questions and checks which schools may have concerning their processes to achieve compliance.

3.30pm

Conference Disperses

Prices

1 place £185 2 places £309 4 places £499

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

 

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