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Outdoor Learning in the North East

The North East region covers from Berwick on the border of Scotland, to the west with the border of Cumbria, through the beautiful undeveloped landscape of high moorland in Northumberland featuring its many castles and 64 miles of long distance paths bordering the coastline of the North Sea. Dropping down from the North through Newcastle and County Durham into York and ending at Hull with its Maritime history. Whether urban or rural you are never too far from the countryside or coast.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

 

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School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group (STSSG) - Update
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School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group (STSSG) - Update

The School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group have been working with DfE to restart the sector as soon as possible. Since the announcement of the Government Roadmap, the work has accelerated notably with final submissions to the Government and an accelerated decision timetable. The STSSG has made its proposal for educational visits to restart, in line with the Government roadmap, which has been received positively.

The headline proposal is as below:

Step 1 - 8th March - Schools restart
Step 2 - 29th March - Day Educational Visits are permitted (no later than 12th April in line with UK Government plan)
Step 3 - 17th May - Residential Educational Visits are permitted with specific COVID-secure measures in place
Step 4 - 21st June - Educational Visits can take place with revised COVID-secure measures, in line with Government requirements

 

We have continued detailed discussions with the Department on this basis and expect to have a final decision on the restart of school travel and its roadmap in the week commencing 15th March. Please note there will be no additional update to DfE guidance on travel for educational settings prior to this.

The week commencing 15th March is the key decision date for the sector and I would direct you to ensure that your customers are aware of this as the decision deadline rather than anything prior to this date.

While we continue our work with the DfE, it is vitally important that you continue to put pressure on the Department via your local media and MPs. The key decision deadline is important for the future of our sector and we must ensure that external pressure holds the Department to the deadline and our proposals.

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North East Committee

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Committee: Nigel Horne, Dave Shields, Joanne Appleby, Dave Hopwood, Morgan Lax

Go to the North East Facebook page for pictures, videos, reports and updates.

 

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