We believe that educational visits are an integral part of the curriculum and learning experience for every child.
Appropriately planned visits and visitors, as well as Theme Days, enhance and enrich learning and improve attainment, and so form a key part of what makes Ravenstone Primary School a supportive, effective and exciting learning environment.
At Ravenstone as part of the 'Ravenstone Entitlement' your child will experience the following at least once every term;
- An external trip – Every child will visit an educational establishment at least once a term e.g. a museum/art gallery/farm
- An Internal visit – Every child will experience an additional internal educational experience at least once a term. This could include an external visitor or a workshop to enrich the already creative curriculum
- A themed day – Every child will experience a themed day linked to their topic for example if the class topic was the Romans, there could be a Roman day where the children dress up and carry out a range of Roman based activities throughout the day
Please see the link below to see the exciting opportunities up coming:
Offsite school visits come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, from simple trips to local shops to multi-day overseas trips. Planning is an essential part of any visit.
This short guide will highlight the responsibilities of schools and the procedure (click here to download)
Permissions and advice from LA
Written consent from parents is not required for pupils to take part in the majority of off-site activities organised by a school (with the exception of nursery age children) as most of these activities take place during school hours and are a normal part of a child’s education at school. However, parents should be told where their child will be at all times and of any extra safety measures required.
Written consent is usually only requested for activities that need a higher level of risk management or those that take place outside school hours.
Parents must be told in advance of each activity and must be given the opportunity to withdraw their child from any particular school trip or activity covered by the form. This information can always be found by downloaded our entitlement document, by viewing dates and reading the weekly newsletter.