An educational visit is considered to be any occasion in which students are off the school premises engaged in any supervised activity organised by the school, either directly or indirectly.
Meadowhead School sees the great value of educational visits in providing an enriched curriculum. Educational visits have numerous benefits, including raising achievement through boosting self-esteem, improving motivation, development of key skills, promotion of education for sustainable development, supporting social education and citizenship, and improved health and fitness through active involvement.
The school has a named person who takes on the responsibility of Educational Visits Coordinator (EVC) and who attends any training sessions related to trip organisation and authorisation.
At the beginning of the school year, all staff are informed by the EVC of school procedures relating to educational visits. Staff leading visits are given assistance and directed to the appropriate information by the EVC. The EVC ensures that procedures and guidelines are adhered to.
The EVC is Stacey Shaw, School Operation Manager.