These are testing times for all EVCs and Visit Leaders – So do you know the answers?

There are more questions than answers! – so a few teasers to test yourselves this week.

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    Do all adults accompanying a visit need DBS clearance?
    Must a first aider accompany all visits?
    Must a driver on a school minibus always be accompanied by another adult?
    Is it OK for a teaching assistant to lead a visit?
    Do you need to get parental consent for a local area visit in school hours?
    Do you need to inform parents of a local area visit in school hours?
    Is it OK for a mixed Year 10 residential group to be staffed solely by male adults?
    Is it OK for a mixed Year 5 residential group to be staffed solely by female adults?
    Is it OK for pupils to paddle in the sea?
    Can a member of staff who has epilepsy lead an overseas visit?

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Visit our Educational Visits for guidance and support for Leaders, EVCs and Heads.

Look out for my next article in Edition 10 of The Juniper Express, where I will provide the answers to some of the questions posed above.

Norberto Fusi

Norberto Fusi

Norberto is the Educational Visits Adviser for Juniper Education. He has worked in secondary schools for 11 years and managed a residential Education Centre for Essex County Council for 20 years. Over the past 11 years, Norberto has been a member of the Outdoor Education Adviser Panel (OEAP), an assessor for the LOtC Quality Badge, and associate adviser for EVOLVEAdvice.