How are school trips used to support the curriculum?
To enhance the school curriculum and enrich the children's learning experiences, we arrange trips to places of interest during each school term. Many trips are organised to link with the topics studied by the children that term. Typical examples of school trips are: visits to museums and art galleries; visits to a variety of places of worship such as the church, gurdwara, mosque or synagogue; visits to the seaside or zoo. Other trips may be arranged to develop a particular skill, for example visits to the Redbridge Drama Centre.
The safety of pupils on school trips is, of course, paramount. The school has a comprehensive Educational Visits Policy and a full risk assessment is carried out prior to any trip. As part of the risk assessment, teachers are expected to visit the location before the visit takes place. If any aspect of the trip presents an unacceptable risk then it will not go ahead. All risk assessments are approved by the leadership team. Qualified first-aid trained staff accompany pupils on school trips.
We rely on voluntary contributions from parents to enable these trips to take place. We do try to keep the cost of trips down and always consider value for money when selecting places of interest/learning to visit.
For more information about extra-curricular and enrichment activities, please go to the Curriculum section on the web-site.