Thinking of Becoming an Academy?

If your school is thinking about becoming an Academy, you might want to find out more about the future support you may need for educational visits and activities.

Academy status means that many of the statutory duties currently held by the local authority will transfer to the Academy, and Academy schools will need to think about what specialist support they need for areas such as educational visits and outdoor activities.

The transfer of legal duties is particularly significant in respect of Health and Safety legislation, however, the Common Law Duty of Care to safeguard pupils and others from harm continues to apply.

Work is currently taking place in the LA to consider how to continue to provide services to schools and Academies.

If you would like to contribute to the discussion, if you would like to know more about what this means for an Academy school, or would like to discuss how to comply with legal duties, or if you simply want to find out what support may be available to you in the future, please contact David Armstrong, BMBC Outdoor Education Adviser  t: 01226 773586 m: 07824 351133 or e: davidarmstrong@barnsley.gov.uk to discuss further. Also, very happy to come in to school to discuss further if needed.

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