TDA 3.29 Supervise Children and Young People on Journeys Essay

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Supervise children and young people on journeys, visits and activities outside of the setting 1. Understand the policy and procedures for supervising children and young people on journeys, visits and activities outside of the setting. There are various organisational and legal requirements for supervising children on journeys, visits and activities outside of the school setting. These include policies and procedures which should be carried out by the school including risk assessments of areas that will be visited (New2teaching, 2013). Risks assessments will identify any hazards and/or dangers and who might be harmed and how this may happen, allow the risks to be evaluated and check if the precautions are…show more content…
Any medication, for example, inhalers should be taken for those who may fall ill during the visit. In the case of late departure and arrival, the school should be informed by the relevant staff on the trip and parents should be notified for security reasons. The following is an account of the Oakwood Primary School trip for Nursery and Reception class to Gulliver’s Land, in Milton Keynes, which took place on 27th June 2013. Prior to the trip, I made sure what time I had to be in school for and what time the bus would be leaving. This was well after my normal start time for work so I didn’t need to leave the house any earlier. As the journey was about 45 minutes, it was a direct route. Therefore, no stops were needed. All staff that were attending were given a list with the names of the group of children for which they would be responsible. It was made sure that there were no more than 6 children in each group. My group was a group of 6 from the Reception class. The bus was due to leave at 9am. As soon as the children arrived at 8.30am and ushered into the class, they were settled down and the register was taken, ensuring all the children that were going on the trip were present. Before departing, we ensured all the children had their coats, that they had their packed lunch in a carrier bag and that it was labelled with their name. We also asked the children if they needed to go to the toilet so

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