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Outdoor Learning in the South & Channel Islands

The Southern Region includes the beautiful coast, lakes, rivers, downs, open countryside, city centres and two National parks spread across the counties of Hampshire, West and East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire along with the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. We have a great array of environments used by our members, from rural open spaces, dramatic coastlines, to open country and city centre provision. The region has a strong outdoor learning community with many centres and freelancers operating in the very diverse and active region.

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

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South & Channel Islands Regional Events

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Consultation on the proposed Schools (Residential Outdoor Education) (Scotland) Bil
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Consultation on the proposed Schools (Residential Outdoor Education) (Scotland) Bil

Consultation on the proposed Schools (Residential Outdoor Education) (Scotland) Bill is now live at the Scottish Parliament.

 

Very briefly:

this would give young people in Scotland between the ages of 12 -16 a residential outdoor education experience of 5 days and 4 nights while at school. 

it proposes to limit the funding to state and grant-aided schools only.

- we propose the development of a "quality framework" agreement between residential providers and HMIE(Schools inspectorate).

- we ask for views on a number of different proposals for funding the policy.

- other general but important questions around the equity and sustainability of the proposal are sought.

Further details and the consultation survey can be found on the Scottish Parliament website: https://bit.ly/3wmwx8y

The views of IOL Members would be very welcome.

Contact Mike Harvey, Parliamentary Researcher, Office of Liz Smith MSP

 

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Contact IOL South & Channel Islands

Chair  -  Bryn Beach - Email Bryn

Secretary - Martin Robinson

Committee: Sam Kendall, Mike King, Gary Palmer, Chris Rinaldi, Denea Wright

 

Go to the South & Channel Islands Facebook page for pictures, videos, reports and updates.

 

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