Category Archives: Guidance

Planning Educational Visits – Visit Leader Training 2013

This event is aimed at teachers, staff and others from schools, academies and children’s services involved in leading or taking part in educational visits and activities. It covers the fundamental issues involved in planning and organising off-site educational visits. The training includes: … Continue reading

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EVC Update Events 2013

Three EVC update events have been arranged for 2013 as follows: each from 1.00pm – 4.00 pm on 22 March, 4 July and 17 October. Venue is: Longcar Professional Development Centre. The purpose is to provide the opportunity to meet to discuss recent issues … Continue reading

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Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training 2013

All schools and educational establishments should have one person in the role of Educational Visits Co-ordinator who has undertaken a one-day EVC training course to enable them to fulfil the role effectively. Three dates are now available for this training … Continue reading

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Mum’s fury over blizzard walk

What are your arrangements for dismissing pupils at the end of a school trip? Recent item from the Derbyshire Times: Debbie Skellern, of Chapel Lane, Middleton, was shocked to find teachers……. had left her 15–year–old daughter Victoria to make her … Continue reading

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Reminder for BMBC Maintained Schools & Settings: Coach Transport Provider Accreditation for Educational Visits

For BMBC maintained schools and other BMBC maintained settings, local authority policy and guidelines specify that coach transport providers contracted for educational visits should hold suitable external accreditation preferably via the ‘Contractors’ Health and Safety Assessment Scheme’ (CHAS), or they … Continue reading

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New Look Evolve for BMBC Establishments

BMBC supported establishments have now switched to using the new look Evolve system. All usernames and passwords remain the same as before. All data in the system also remains the same. The main difference is in the look of the system. … Continue reading

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Sunscreen Guidance for Schools

With summer on the way, guidance on the application of sun creams and lotions and sun protection measures is now available for supported schools via the Evolve online visits system. After log in go to Guidance and Resources>Guidance>First Aid & … Continue reading

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Revised Guidance: Managing Medical Needs and Infection Control

In conjunction with the South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust (SWYFT) and the Barnsley Hospital National Foundation Trust (BHNFT), the Health, Safety and Emergency Resilience Unit have revised the guidance they issue to schools and child care settings regarding the management … Continue reading

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New Version of Evolve Coming Soon

A new look version of the Evolve online visits system has recently been released. Many schools and local authorities across the country are now using the new version successfully. We will be making the switch to the new version soon. … Continue reading

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Model Parental Consent Form Amendment

An amendment to part of the wording on the BMBC model parental consent form has been made recently. Towards the end of the form, the statement “I understand the extent and limitations of the insurance cover provided” has been replaced … Continue reading

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