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Year 6 London trip. Supervision issues

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Lisa54321, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    4am is during the night!
    It sounds like a nice trip. I would say that staff members should not be entering the children's rooms unless there is an emergency or poor behaviour. if you have a member of staff supervising the corridor, I would say that you need to negotiate a chair from the hotel. You may need to adjust supervision rosters so that staff who have covered the most inconvenient times get a chance to catch up on their sleep.
    As others have said, unfocused criticism is unhelpful. If the head says that there is inadequate supervision, they need to tell you what to do.
    Maybe they need to come on the trip.
    starlightexpress and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  2. starlightexpress

    starlightexpress Occasional commenter

    Lisa. How did your planning go in the end? What did you decide? Wishing you a lovely trip/ hope you had a good and safe one. What fantastic memories for the children.
  3. shayne_smith

    shayne_smith New commenter

    Clear guidelines for the children in case they need help/attention. Give pupils the phone number of a staff contact's room, rather than letting them wander around the hotel.
    Solid risk assessment. List of rooms, locations. Can hotel provide details of layout eg adjoining rooms?
    Get a risk assessment (eg fire, evacuation etc) from the hotel (if they have one).
    Check you existing risk assessments - do you have one for a residential PGL/Kingswood style trip you can use, or do you have colleagues from a boarding school who can advise?
    Reasonable staff rota to check on rooms before bedtime.

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