3.3c Checklist – Management Board/Governing Body

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We have updated the National Guidance document 3.3c Checklist – Management Board/Governing Body.

Governing Bodies and Management Boards may find this a useful tool for ensuring that they are providing a sufficient oversight of their establishment’s outdoor learning, off-site visits and learning outside the classroom.

You can download the revised document here.


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We have revised the National Guidance documents 4.4h Using External Providers and Facilities, 4.4f Checklist – Assessing a Provider and 8p Provider Statement.  The revisions clarify the guidance about accreditation and explain why you should not ask for a provider’s risk assessments.

We have also added a new section to 4.4h Using External Providers and Facilities about working with provider staff, which links closely with our new guidance about roles and responsibilities in 4.2a Group Management and Supervision.


Overseas Visits – Visa Waivers

Specialist activities and visits

Did you know that schools and sixth form colleges travelling in the EU with non-EU pupils can apply to the British Council for a ‘Travellers List’ which is a visa waiver? We have updated the document 7r Overseas Visits to include information about this, including how to apply.

Please note that this does not include non-EU teachers travelling with the visit, who would need to apply for their own visas.

To see the updated document, please click here.


Executing the plan Good practice

We all know that residential visits can create powerful learning opportunities for young people, which can lead to step changes in an individual’s personal development and confidence.   There is now a new National Guidance document – 4.2b Residentials – which gives guidance on the residential element of a visit, recognising that this introduces specific additional management issues.

You can download the new document here.

Group management and supervision

Executing the plan Good practice

The responsibility for supervision is continuous, 24 hours a day. It is important that care and supervision are maintained during periods outside structured activities, as well as during the activities themselves.  The level of supervision can range from direct, through indirect, to remote, but is always present.

For more information, see the National Guidance document 4.2a Group management and supervision.  You can download it here.