Educational Visits policy
The Governing Body of Hadleigh Junior School/CMAT have the responsibility of providing guidance for off-site school visits and local area activities and it is essential that any staff member of the school reads and follows this policy before organising any education visit or outdoor activity for pupils.
This policy is based on OEAP National Guidance, which has been adopted by the employer and is referred to for further advice as necessary.
Hadleigh Junior School recognises the great value of Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) including educational visits in broadening and enhancing the learning and social experience of its pupils. In providing a range of visits, pupils have the opportunity to undergo experiences not available in the classroom. This helps them understand and remember what they are learning about, promotes their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepares them for the opportunities and experiences of adult life.
In our school we seek to ensure that the National Curriculum is delivered to all children, regardless of social background, race, gender or differences in ability. To enrich the curriculum for our pupils, we offer a range of educational visits and other activities (including visitors to the school) that enhance what they learn in school and promote personal and social development. We are clear about the purpose and the educational aims and values of our visits:
To aid learning
To raise achievement by boosting self-esteem and motivation
To develop key skills and provide first hand experiences
To develop social education and leadership
To promote health and fitness