Educational Visits

Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC)

Risdene Academy has signed the Service Level Agreement with Northamptonshire County Council for Educational Trips and Visits. As a result, the school has opted into Northamptonshire County Council guidance, systems and processes for supporting and monitoring LOtC activities. Therefore school has formally adopted "LOtC Employer Guidance" as "Northamptonshire Employer Guidance". This LOtC guidance can be found on the following website:

It is a legal expectation that employees should work within the requirements of their employer's guidance; therefore Risdene Academy employees should follow the requirements of "LOtC Employer Guidance", as well as the requirements of this Policy Statement.

Risdene Academy employees should also follow LOtC EG recommendation.

Where a Risdene Academy employee commissions LOtC activity, they should ensure that such commissioned agent has either:

1. adopted Northamptonshire or LOtC Employer Guidance
2. have systems and procedures in place where the standards are not less than those required by LOtC Employer Guidance.

Please click here to read the LOtC Policy.

Equal Opportunities
Off site visits and activities should be accessible to all regardless of gender, religion, ethnic origin, social background, special educational need, medical need or physical ability-and should be in compliance with the school's own policies. The impact on equalities must be considered and assessed in the planning and organisation of all school trips

Safeguarding/Child Protection
All action undertaken under the Educational Visits Policy must comply with the school's own safeguarding and other relvant policies including:

  1. Child Protection and Safeguarding
  2. Behaviour
  3. SEN
  4. Physical Management of Children
  5. Health and Safety
  6. First aid & medication procedures
  7. Use of images of children