Visit Leader Training

  • Hands on risk management whilst on educational visits away from your school site

A full day training for teachers and school staff, covering the essentials for planning educational visits. Great for NQTs. The training includes theory and practical sessions using a local learning environment. Plus a beginners demonstration of the Evolve website. We aim to help develop knowledge, understanding and practical group management skills.

Hands on training looking at risk management include;

*crossing roads with large groups of children

*interaction with water margins

*steep slopes

*woodland activities


Further information:

The majority of the day will be outside, so staff should come be prepared for that.

They normally cover some ground on foot so staff should be aware they need to bring suitable footwear – walking boot or wellies are probably the ideal.

Deleagtes also need to bring lunch which can be eaten outside, a good idea to have a small rucksack for drinks and extra layers.

  • Facilitator
  • Venue & Travel Information

David Scourfield (Educational Visits Adviser)

Dave has been Educational Visits Adviser in Rochdale for the past 13 years, and is currently also contracted to Bury Council, to provide advisory services for both. He has also delivered training across a number of neighbouring Local Authorities. Prior to that Dave was a teacher for 12 years and he has also worked in various outdoor centres instructing adventure activities. He has experience as a development tutor at a management training company in the North. Dave is committed to using the outdoors as an educational tool, using real experiences to develop understanding and learning.

The Highwood Centre - adjoined to Whittaker Moss Primary School

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