Heads Up 9 September 2021


Educational Visits Update

Juniper Education are commissioned on behalf of Warwickshire County Council to provide advice, guidance and support to all our maintained schools undertaking education outside of the classroom activities. Ensuring that visit planning and execution is undertaken within the framework of legislation and accepted national best practice.

Current DfE guidance

Given the likely gap in COVID-19 related cancellation insurance, if you are considering booking a new visit, whether domestic or international, you are advised to ensure that any new bookings have adequate financial protection in place.

From the start of the new school term, you can go on international visits that have previously been deferred or postponed and organise new international visits for the future. (see full guidance)

Free EVOLVE training – Zoom webinars

Juniper Education are offering all maintained schools where WCC is the employer and subscribing schools a free one hour Zoom webinar to Visit Leaders.  The session will provide an update on latest DfE advice and guidance and review the features on EVOLVE to help to upskill staff on content requirements for robust H&S / Safeguarding on Educational Visits.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Zoom Webinars:

22/09/2021  15:30 – 16:30: To Register go to: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dOxb9yRcRxiDSvTQDQ-_7g 


30/09/2021  14:00 – 15:00  To register go to: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pllnU8ALTqS3Rk_zRqbb7Q 

Alternatively, Juniper can deliver whole school Zoom EVOLVE training at a time and date to suit your school needs. There will be a fee for this of £185 per school – no maximum number - Please contact michelle.keady@junipereducation.org if you would like more details.

Training requirements for Educational Visits Co-ordinators and Visit Leaders

All EVC’s should be formally trained with update training every 3 years.

EVC’s should provide Visit Leaders with annual training (formal or informal).

Visit leader training can be in-house led by the EVC or by the Educational Visits Adviser (Juniper). Any CPD Visits Training should be logged on the staff ‘profile’ on your EVOLVE system  (Access for all WCC Maintained and subscribed VA and non-maintained schools)

Juniper Education provide an M-learning Visit Leader Training module.  For maintained schools where WCC is the employer and subscribing schools please visit https://junipereducation.org/educational-visits/ for more details and applicable charges.

For non-maintained and non-subscribing schools, the Educational Visits and Visit Emergency CPD m-learning training modules are also available to you. For more information and charges please contact: michelle.keady@junipereducation.org 


For general information on the Educational Visits Support Service for maintained schools where WCC is the employer and subscribing schools visit the Juniper website  

For updated advice and guidance on School Visits go to your Juniper EVOLVE site. Current Advice and Guidance is constantly updated on the homepage.

All schools in Warwickshire also have access to OEAP National guidance

If you do not currently subscribe to this service, are a non-maintained school and are interested in how Juniper could support you to ensure you meet your statutory requirements please contact: educational.visits@junipereducation.org or look at the Juniper Website for more details.   


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