Residentials

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We have updated OEAP National Guidance documents 4.2b Residentials and 4.4k Coronavirus to refer to updated DfE guidance allowing residential visits to take place from Monday 17th May 2021.

To help schools prepare for residential visits, we have also created a model form 8r Additional Provider Statement for Residentials During Coronavirus.

You can find the new form here.

Leadership & Management

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What does good leadership and management of visits look like?  We were asked that by an outdoor education adviser, and, as a result, we have created a new OEAP National Guidance document 4.2e Leadership and Management.

We have also created a new OEAP National Guidance document 4.2f Facilitating Learning and Development, which focuses on the processes that leaders can use to help participants to learn and develop.

This led us to review and revise OEAP National Guidance document 5.1a Establishment Self-Evaluation Form, and provide a Microsoft Word version as 5.1b.  It now gives links to relevant guidance documents, and is aligned with the Headteacher/Manager checklist (document 3.3b).

Coronavirus

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We have updated OEAP National Guidance document 4.4k Coronavirus to provide a summary of the indicative dates for the resumption of educational visits in England.
Other changes include:
– a full revision of the section on Managing the Financial Risks;
– a link to the revised “Get Outside” publication in the section on Planning and Managing Outdoor Learning;
– a new section on Resuming Visits and Activities.
You can download the revised guidance here.

The COVID Symptom Study for School Communities

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The COVID Symptom Study is a not-for-profit initiative run by health science company Zoe with scientific analysis provided by King’s College London, endorsed by the UK, Welsh and Scottish Governments. It includes a COVID Symptom Study for School Communities.  Getting involved in this has the following benefits:

  • schools receive daily Covid insights for their students that enable more informed and rapid decision-making to help keep them safe;
  • information is shared with children and their parents, reassuring parents and helping children to complete their education safely;
  • the data contributes to critical national scientific research into the impact of COVID on children and younger people.

We have updated OEAP National Guidance document 4.4k Coronavirus to include information about the study, including how you can join.

You can download the document here.