Sarah Cope
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    Sarah Atkins

    Sarah is a qualified teacher who has taught extensively across all key stages over her 22-year career. She is qualified to lead, instruct and coach a range of outdoor activities and is one of only 25 nationally Accredited Members of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel.

    Sarah has substantial experience of day, residential and curriculum-based outdoor learning and education. Sarah held the position of Deputy Head of Outdoor Education and the Outdoor Adviser role for Coventry Local Authority for 8 years and has held the position of part-time development officer for the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom for over 12 months.


Zoom Session
Zoom Session


Thu 1 Feb 2024


12:45 - 15:45

Visit Leader Training (Day 2 of 2)

Focus: Catholic Life
For: Teachers/staff who lead and supervise educational visits of young people


Session 2: The Theory

OEAP Accredited

Those involved in the supervision of young people engaged in educational visits (e.g., teachers, youth workers, social service workers, teaching assistants etc.)

Specifically outlining:

  • Educational Visits and Outdoor Learning: Benefits and Barriers.
  • Legal Expectations: Including roles and responsibilities, duty of care, understanding national and local policyand guidelines.
  • Planning, Leading and Evaluation on Visits and Outdoor Learning: Employer approval, proportionate planning, (SAGED), consent, pre-planning, supervision, provider checks, leader competence, record keeping and visit evaluation.
  • Event Specific Planning: Risk – benefit assessment model and analysis, legal requirements, leader competence, involving all participants in risk management.
  • Emergency Planning: Definition of an emergency, following employer plans.

Multiple Sessions:

This is a two session programme. All two sessions must be attended.

  • [1] Thu 18 January 2024
  • [2] Thu 1 February 2024

Please note: If you book one of these sessions, then we will automatically book you on the others. So you only need to submit one booking.

Director’s Note:

If you didn’t sign up for part 1, you’ve missed this now.