We have updated OEAP’s National Guidance document 4.4k Coronavirus to take account of revised DfE guidance on out-of-school settings.
You can download the updated guidance here.
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.
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).
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:
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.
You can find guidance on the systems, roles and training necessary to effectively manage outdoor learning and off-site visits in several OEAP National Guidance documents. At the request of an OEAP Outdoor Education Adviser, we have created a new FAQ, 6f FAQs: Systems, Roles and Training, which provides a summary and links to relevant documents.
You can download the new FAQ here.