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  Guidance for Teachers

Find out what membership of IOL can offer you as teachers....


IOL Enabling Outdoor Learning© for Teachers - Conferences and Festivals for Teachers in the UK. Visit the web page with details on all the upcoming events HERE.

HSE guidelines for School Trips. The HSE has produced new guidelines for School Trips with a helpful over and illustrative case studies. Read more....

Advisers act to keep visits running after government withdraws guidance. Last year (2011)  the DfE withdrew its detailed guidance on educational visits - Health and Safety of Pupils on Educational Visits (HASPEV) – a move widely condemned by teaching unions and professionals in the field. Now Outdoor Education Advisers have acted to issue detailed advice and support to school staff and others leading groups of young people on visits and learning activities outside the classroom. Read more....

Save children's relationship with the outdoors. National Trust campaign. Evidence of a long-term and dramatic decline in children’s relationship with the outdoors is ‘overwhelming’ and urgent action is needed to bridge this growing gap before it's too late, according our new report published in May 2012. Read more....

New safeguarding + vetting requirements will affect organisations who have contact with children/ vulnerable adults. The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 1st May 2012.  It contains all of the new safeguarding and vetting requirements that will affect those organisations who have contact with children and vulnerable adults.  These requirements are due to come into force in mid to late 2013. Read more.....

National Union of Teachers - Revisiting Risk. Read more.....


Teachers Resources


About IOL: For teachers

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IOL encourages outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and opportunity to experience outdoor activity provision and by supporting the good practice of outdoor professionals. By representing and lobbying on behalf of our members, we can help ensure the development and progression of outdoor learning. 
  • Professional Development & Accreditation
  • Regional/National Conferences, CPD / Workshops / Events
  • Publications and online bookshop
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Comprehensive website, Facebook and Twitter


  • Horizons magazine - articles and insight
  • Safety Officer and Free Legal Advice
  • Inclusion on the Member Map
  • Job and Course listings on the IOL website
  • Discounts on books, training, events and gear
  • Active network of outdoor professionals

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