Educational visits are an important part of school life and student participation is widely encouraged
at Rainford High.
We believe all students should have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities,
including school trips, and this is underpinned by the school ethos: Everyone Matters, Everyone
Helps, Everyone Succeeds.
To ensure visits can be made as safe as possible, the Academy has a policy, procedure and guidance
that informs staff about what they should consider when organising a visit.
To support staff, the Academy also has an Educational Visits Coordinator (EVC). The EVC has the role
of ensuring the Academy’s duty of care for the health & safety of students while on educational trips
and visits is complied with and all activities are risk assessed.
The types of Educational Visits provided at Rainford Academy include:
- Local visits (library, town centre, college, universities)
- Places of educational interest (farm, museum, sites of historical or geographical interest)
- Other educational establishments
- Enrichment/Reward trips
- Evening visits (theatre, cinema, musical venue)
- Residential centres and educational courses
- Outdoor activity centres (Bushcraft centre)
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Abroad (enrichment and experience)
Recent trips abroad have included visits to Austria, France, Ghana, Iceland, Spain and Sweden