Sport Experiences' Safety Management Standards
If you are organising a school or junior tour, we are fully aware of the additional responsibility you have for the wellbeing of the tour party and of the assurances needed by the parents and guardians. At Sport Experiences, the safety and security of you and your tour party is our absolute priority.
We operate a detailed Safety Management System, with all suppliers chosen for the quality of their services, compliance with our safety management standards and experience in working with school and youth groups. Furthermore, 24-hour office support is also provided throughout the duration of your time away with us.
Demystifying Risk Assessment
The 'Learning Outside the Classroom' Quality Badge
Sport Experiences has been awarded The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge. This Badge provides, for the first time, a national accreditation combining the essential elements of provision - learning and safety - into one easily recognisable and trusted Quality Badge for all types of Learning Outside the Classroom providers.
Local authorities, other employers, the education workforce and parents are able to recognise and have confidence in the Quality Badge scheme. The Department for Education (DfE) has worked in partnership with the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom to develop the LOtC Quality Badge.
Learning Outside the Classroom
School Travel Forum Assured Member
Sport Experiences is an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum. The School Travel Forum is a group of leading school tour operators who promote good practice and safety in school travel. All Assured Members of the STF adhere to a rigorous Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards and are externally verified each year by suitably qualified, independent Health and Safety professionals. Choosing an STF Assured Member ensures teachers, schools and colleges are meeting the requirements of DfE guidelines and that they can delegate important tasks with confidence.
During the course of developing the STF Code of Practice, and in addition to liaising with the DfE, advice has been sought from all leading educational Unions and Associations. The STF initiative is welcomed by the Outdoor Education Advisors Panel and the DCSF. It has the support of the ASCL, NAHT, ATL, NUT and Voice, and the NASUWT advises members wishing to organise school trips to use companies that have this type of scheme.
To download Sport Experiences' Safety Management System, our Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge Certificate or our School Travel Forum Certificate of Compliance, please click on Downloads & URLs.
Department for Education advice on Health & Safety for Schools
National Guidance for Outdoor Education
NGT Safety Policy