Educational Visits Advisory Service

Longtown Outdoor Learning Trust (LOLT) offers an educational visits advisory service to help ensure off-site educational activities are executed safely.

Mike is a qualified teacher whose most recent school-based post was as Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Visits Co-ordinator of Cross Ash Primary School in Monmouthshire. He is also qualified to lead, instruct and coach a range of Outdoor activities and is an Accredited Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning. Mike has substantial experience of residential education and is a member of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres. Mike advises both West and North Northamptonshire Councils about safety issues surrounding Outdoor Learning and on the implementation of their Learning Outside the Classroom policies. 

What the service comprises:

  • Access to specific expert advice concerning Educational Visits from Mike Fawcett, Head of Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre and registered member of the national Outdoor Education Advisers Panel (OEAP). Mike is a qualified teacher whose most recent school-based post was as Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Visits Co-ordinator of Cross Ash Primary School in Monmouthshire.  He is also qualified to lead, instruct and coach a range of Outdoor activities and is an Accredited Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.  Mike has substantial experience of residential education and is a member of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres.  Mike also acts as an adviser to North and West Northamptonshire Councils about safety issues surrounding Outdoor Learning and on the implementation of each council’s Learning Outside the Classroom policy.

 

  • Access to nationally approved training courses for Educational Visit Co-ordinators in each school.  This course can be delivered as a closed course on school sites if required. 

 

  • Access to nationally approved Visit Leader training courses.  This course has a practical module that can be delivered in the school’s local environment to develop staff confidence and skills with the aim of enhancing a school’s curriculum for Learning Outside the Classroom.

 

  • Access to the eVisit web based system for Educational Visit planning linked to OEAP National Guidance.  This system will enable the school to run its own system for the planning and approval of Category A and B visits, whilst Category C visits can be reviewed and approved by Mike Fawcett.

 

  • Access to the Visit Emergencies Support Network (VESN).  This offer comprises 5 experienced members of OEAP who provide support to schools in neighbouring counties in the Midlands.  If a critical incident occurs and Mike Fawcett is not available to provide advice and support then schools may contact any of the other VESN advisers. Access to the VESN enhances the capacity, expertise and resilience of schools.

2022/23 Fees 

  • Less than 100 Pupils – £240.00 per annum
  • 100 to 150 pupils – £2.30 per pupil
  • 150 to 2000 pupils – £2.10 per pupil
  • 2000+ pupils – £2.00 per pupil
  • Multi Academy Trusts – if the number of pupils from subscribing schools to the new SLA exceeds 2000 – £2.00 per pupil
  • Independent Schools – £2.40 per pupil

Educational Visits Advisory Service

2022/23 Renewal

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  • Less than 100 Pupils – £240.00 per annum
  • 100 to 150 pupils – £2.30 per pupil
  • 150 to 2000 pupils – £2.10 per pupil
  • 2000+ pupils – £2.00 per pupil
  • Multi Academy Trusts – if the number of pupils from subscribing schools to the new SLA exceeds 2000 – £2.00 per pupil
  • Independent Schools – £2.40 per pupil
Mike Fawcett
Outdoor Education Adviser
Mike Fawcett
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    Useful resources

    The Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel (OEAP) provides guidance, activities, training and support for outdoor learning and educational visits.

    The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is a registered charity existing to champion learning outside the classroom (LOtC) helping you take your teaching beyond the classroom. 

    Learning Away is a consortium of 18 organisation who have joined together to campaign for more Brilliant Residentials for more children. 

    The Institute for Outdoor Learning is the professional body for individuals and organisations using activities and experiences in the outdoors for learning, increased health and wellbeing and environmental awareness.

    Educational Visits – Education – Learning – Learning outside the Classroom – Trip Leader – Outdoor Education Advisers Panel – OEAP – Educational Visits Co-ordinator – Co-ordinator – EVC -Re-validation – VL -National Guidance – OEAP National Guidance – Longtown – Knuston Hall – Northamptonshire – West Northamptonshire Council – North Northamptonshire Council – School Visits – Schools