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Educational Trips, Visits and Exchanges Policy

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Educational Trips, Visits and Exchanges Policy

Rationale

Bishop Heber High School delivers the National Curriculum to all students but believes in offering a much broader curriculum than the minimum requirement.  The School aims to provide “all its members with a central resource to enhance the quality of opportunity”… where students can “learn and grow into active global citizens” and this is underpinned in the fundamental belief  that “we recognise the differences, values and beliefs of each individual yet acknowledge the responsibility we all have to treat everyone with respect”.  The School encourages students to co- operate with one another and to seek common goals.  We actively promote and celebrate students’ achievement in academic study, sport, performance, creative art and community work to enable students to take a broad view of the life and opportunities which lie ahead.

Our vision is a School in which Respect, Opportunity and Achievement can flourish.  These aspects of the School vision- and many more – can be excitingly and effectively developed through group activities away from School.

We believe strongly in the value of educational visits and residential courses.  They provide opportunities for adventure, novelty, independence, co-operation and self-reliance.  In addition they offer freedom from timetable constraints, enhance personal relationships and encourage flexible approaches to learning.

Context

Bishop Heber High School is an 11 to 18 rural comprehensive school within Cheshire West and Chester Local (CWaC) Authority. The whole area of extra-curricular activities is governed by LA and national policies affecting insurance, charging, health and safety, supervision and other related matters.