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
9.30-10.00am Conference assembles. Refreshments
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
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
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
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
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
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.