Educational Visits - Good Practice, Risks and Hazards.

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Educational Visits - Good Practice, Risks and Hazards

by Paddy Swan

Horror stories about British teachers taking Educational
Visits and then being prosecuted for deaths seem always to
be with us.

We have some 60,000 schools in the UK and if each school
only does one educational visit a year this is still a lot
of visits. By the law of averages something will go wrong
somewhere sometime, but there have been about 4 prosecutions
of teachers over the last almost ten years. That is to say
that out of probably 1 million educational visits about 4
teachers have been prosecuted and only 3 have been found

Manslaughter by gross negligence has been the charge which
has made UK teachers