- Sector Update : Coronavirus
- Financial Support
- Centre Closures
- School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group
- Save Outdoor Education Campaign #SaveOutdoorEd
As I am sure you have seen, the Department has committed to reviewing its guidance in February with a view to reopening in Easter. This process will be supported by the new School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group (STSSG) who are working with the Department prior to February to address the challenges the residential sector is facing and put in place the right guidance and protocols to ensure we can restart in Easter 2021.
A demand report from the School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group and the report from the very recent survey by UKOutdoors of the outdoor residential provider base. This latter survey’s findings are consistent with an earlier survey by School Travel Forum and Expedition Provider Association confirming that the challenges describe extend across all forms of residential school visits.
The surveys were sent to the DfE on December 17th.
It's been warned that £3 million is needed just to get the struggling sector through the winter months.
Save Outdoor Education Campaign
If you haven't already contacted your Welsh MP's or would like to send a further letter please find attached a template which you could adapt and use.
Members of the Senedd can be found here
Members of Parliament can be found here
Please contact Paul Donovan at the Outdoor Alliance if you send the letter and let him know how your MP responds.
UK Outdoors has continued its campaign to reopen residential visits with significant media coverage