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Visit Types and Approval

Summary of Visit Approval Procedures

For full details, click to view chapter 1 in LA Educational Visits Safety Guidelines.

Educational Visits Safety Guidelines (PDF 50KB Opens in a new window)

Category 1 - Day Visits (Regular/Frequent/Recurring)

Visits that take place locally on a regular basis, or a series of similar visits to the same venue, e.g. regular visits to local church, or a series of 5 visits to the local park.

Approved by the EVC and Headteacher at least 2 weeks before departure.

Category 2 - Day Visits (One-off/Occasional)

One-off or occasional visits and off-site activities, e.g. day visit to a Cathedral or Science Museum.

Approved by the EVC and Headteacher at least 2 weeks before departure.

Governors may wish to be informed (depending upon the school's own Visits Policy).

Category 3 - UK Residential Visits


Visits that involve one or more nights away from home, e.g. residential trip to London.

Approved by the EVC, Headteacher, Governors and LA at least 6 weeks before departure.

Category 4 - Overseas

Residential or day visits to any place outside England/Scotland/Wales, e.g. rugby tour to Dublin.

Approved by the EVC, Headteacher, Governors and LA at least 6 weeks before departure.

Any visits involving "High risk activities or environments" MUST be given an additional subcategory 'A' classification:

Sub Category 'A' - High-risk Activities and Environments

All visits that involve hazards that are significantly different or more serious (in terms of severity and/or likelihood) than are normally encountered in everyday or school life, for example:

  • a weekly climbing day visit = 1A
  • an occasional day visit to dry ski slope = 2A
  • a residential stay at outdoor centre = 3A
  • an overseas trekking expedition = 4A


Approved by the EVC, Headteacher, Governors and LA at least 6 weeks before departure.

For more general information please contact:

Contact

Clare Johnson, Education Visits Officer
Email: clare.johnson@eastriding.gov.uk
Tel: (01482) 392417

Improvement and Learning Service,
Room FT44,
County Hall,
Beverley,
HU17 9BA.

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