School visits provide a valuable opportunity for pupils to encounter experiences which are not available to them in the classroom.

They can enable pupils to develop initiative, resourcefulness and independence.

However, it is essential that all such visits are carried out with the highest regard for the safety and welfare of pupils.

Guidelines have been developed to provide helpful and practical advice to Governing Bodies, Head teachers and Teachers in the organisation of school visits.

The Welsh Government guidelines can be viewed and specific guidance has been issued to all schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Education and Lifelong Learning Directorate

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council,

Ty Trevithick
Abercynon
Mountain Ash
CF45 4UQ

Telephone: 01443 744000
Fax: 01443 744023
David Golding - Outdoor Education Adviser

Central South Consortium,
Ty Dysgu
Cefn Coed
Nantgarw
Cardiff
CF15 7QQ

Tel: 01443 827546
Mobile: 07880 044407

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