The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that a wide range of additional activities including clubs, trips and school journeys can make towards pupils’ personal, social and academic education.
A well planned educational outing is an important way of enhancing and supporting the National Curriculum and increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of many different subjects for example a visit to a farm or the countryside provides city children with an opportunity to study a contrasting environment.
A visit to a Museum such as the British Museum helps to bring History and Geography to life and stimulates an interest in topic work. We know that children learn most effectively through activity and first hand experiences. There are many different venues which are suitable for educational outings. Visits to the local park or shops are just as important as trips further afield as children need to learn about their own immediate environment. An educational outing can also give pupils the chance to develop socially and emotionally.
Participating in a club can provide children with the opportunity to collaborate and develop as a member of a team. A school outing or journey gives children the chance to be independent and increase their self-confidence. During the time that children are at Raynham we aim to provide children with a variety of different experiences. Under statutory guidance which came into effect on 1 March 2004 all schools are required to have a named Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) who will ensure that the planning and supervision of all visits and adventurous activities meet the DfES Requirements and LEA guidelines.
Please see calendar for school trip dates.