Safety External Support

The School Travel Forum (STF), Outdoor Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) and Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) are authorities who offer considerable support and advice to us, their members and also directly to teachers interested in planning trips. Recently they have been working hard to provide new documentation to provide help and reassurance on future planning and travel and have also updated their documents and procedures where necessary.

The School Travel Forum have been working hard to inform and reinforce with the DfE and DCMS that they and us, their members, are doing everything we can to ensure schools can plan, book and travel with confidence.

Here you can learn more about what school trip organising bodies are doing to support the safe relaunch of school trips. You can also access a range of support materials provided by the STF and the OEAP to help you in planning your school trips safely.

STF In Safe Hands Report

This recent report was produced by the STF and has been sent to the DfE to highlight the value of  school trips, explain what they and members are doing to ensure trips will be planned safely and to demonstrate that their required safety management system for us members is 100% Covid-19 prepared for when future trips are allowed.

In Safe Hands 

STF Teachers Toolkit

This document has been created to assist you in preparing for a school residential visit, providing guidance and documentation on risk assessments.

Toolkit

STF Templates for Risk Assessment

Here are some useful templates, as suggested in the toolkit, to help you complete your risk assessment.

OEAP Useful guidance and documentation

The OEAP have revised a number of their national guidance documents recently. You’ll find new checklists for planning, information on PTR and a new Coronavirus guidance document.

OEAP Updated Documents

For more guidance and documentation visit the OEAP Website

LOtC Helpful Resources

The LOtC offers a useful range of resources from their members to bring outdoor learning into schools at a time when travel is restricted. You can follow them on twitter @CLOtC and find out more or become a member at LOTC

Guidance is changing regularly so we do advise you to refer back to this area and the websites of these associations for the most up to date guidance and information.

Plan & Book With Confidence Promise

We know that you, your students and your parents & carers will have a lot of questions before deciding to travel post-Covid-19. By way of reassurance, when you are ready to book your tour this year, you will receive the safeguards outlined in our Plan & Book With Confidence Promise.

FAQs

What's different about an Anglia guided tour?

The students and teachers who come on our guided history trips tell us time and again that it’s our experienced guides who make the difference. Deeply knowledgeable, full of captivating stories and skilled at connecting with young people, they bring places and events to life in ways that few others can.

If you want to see why so many schools choose to travel with Anglia, take a look at this short film.

Can I undertake an inspection visit before I travel?

Yes, you can. We would be pleased to facilitate inspection visits for group leaders travelling to destinations they have not previously visited so that they can carry out their own Risk Assessment.

Can you help with Risk Assessments?

Yes, we can. All our tours comply with the latest DofE guidelines that relate to Heath and Safety on educational visits. Our Safety Management System includes Risk Assessments of activities and venues included in many of our tours which we will be pleased to forward to you.

Where can I find the latest travel advice?

The current global situation means the possibility of being close to, or caught up in, a terrorist attack is a risk faced by us all. Like all risks, this needs to be kept in perspective and managed in a thoughtful and proportionate way. Please see the latest advice from the Outdoor Education Advisory Panel regarding foreign travel and questions around terrorism.

http://oeapng.info/downloads/download-info/6k-faqs-visits-and-the-threat-from-terrorism/

We also advise you to visit the FCO website www.fco.gov.uk