Dear James, Are NQTs allowed to lead day trips out of school for their classes? I have a friend who is an NQT in another school and she organised and led a residential trip for her class, with her as the only qualified teacher and yet my headteacher won't let me organise a day trip without having someone else "in charge". It's not that I mind having another teacher coming along, not at all, but I'm a bit disgruntled that I always seem to have to have someone holding my hand and organising things for me. Other teachers in my school tend to take over and I feel like I'm not ever being allowed to have a proper go at things. Is there any guidance on this? Thanks!