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This national EVC Conference focuses on the role of the EVC and how you can support your school in running safe educational visits. With high quality presentations from experts in the field, you are sure to find this an invaluable day.

The event will consist of key speakers and a chance to network with teachers from other schools, advisers and providers of educational services.

Lunch and refreshments are included in the cost as well as the option to be entered into a prize draw at the end of the day.

This event is open to EVCs, Heads and other staff responsible for the management of educational visits in schools.

The event will be certificated and CPD Validated (6 points).

If you are a twitter user, please follow us @feeva5 and use #evcconference for the event.

Draft programme can be downloaded here 

Event Speakers

Lisa Skinner is the Schools Policy Lead within HSE’s Public Administration Education & Volunteers Sector - (PAEV). PAEV lead on Engagement and Policy in respect of Local and Central Government, Education at all levels and Voluntary work across all sectors. The PAEV team provide direction, advice and support to HSE’s operational teams in respect of standards and compliance with health and safety legislation in schools and lead on liaison with the DfE, devolved administrations and stakeholders. 

Louise Beale is a UK-based television reporter and presenter who you can currently see on Channel 5 News. With over a decade of experience in journalism Louise anchored her own show on Bloomberg Television in London interviewing Europe’s business leaders, politicians and analysts. She has covered major news stories as a correspondent for Sky News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News and Bloomberg Television including Brexit, the European Debt crisis, the London 2012 Olympic Games and terrorist attacks in Paris, London and Manchester. Louise has also worked extensively on radio for ITN, Classic FM, Magic FM and Monocle 24 in the UK. Louise has used her background in journalism to become an experienced media and presentation trainer. She works with leading figures in business and politics to help them communicate with impact.

Tim Gill is an independent scholar, advocate and consultant on childhood. He focuses on the changing nature of children’s play and free time, and their evolving relationships with the people and places around them. The New York Times described his book No Fear as "a handbook for the movement for freer, riskier play." Tim's work cuts across public policy, education, child care, planning, transport, urban design and playwork. It engages with academics, practitioners, policy makers, the media and the wider public.

Daniel Baker is Managing Director of eduFOCUS Ltd (EVOLVE), a modern vibrant company that has built an enviable reputation for providing first-class cloud services to schools since 2006.  Every 30 seconds a teacher from one of 20,000+ schools and colleges here in the UK and further afield registers a trip on EVOLVE.  

A growing number of schools are also choosing to adopt EVOLVE Accident Book to realise similar efficiency gains in their incident recording and reporting and medication tracking processes.

Kim Somerville is the CEO of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) the national charity that champions all forms of learning outside the classroom. Kim is also a trustee of the Field Studies Council and has been campaigning for many years to help young people raise aspirations and flourish in a range of education settings.  Outside of work, Kim runs on road or fell and loves to explore anything from museums to mountains with her two daughters. 

Julian Penney is Managing Director, Pharos Response. Julian is passionate in his belief that young people should experience the benefits of challenge and adventure, especially when combined with elements of travel and the natural environment.  For someone who is an expert in H&S and crisis management involving travel and young people, this may come as a surprise, but Julian believes the benefits of outdoor learning outweigh the risks.  He started out as a Commissioned Officer in the British Army and became Operations Director at the UK's largest expedition company for schools in the UK, Australia and USA.

Sophie Tanner is Director and Operations Lead at Land & Wave. Sophie has worked within the outdoor industry for over 10 years, and has helped deliver challenging, exciting school trip adventures for thousands of children over the years. She has a passion for making adventure accessible for children and is a firm believer that if teachers are willing to open the door to adventure, the developmental benefits for both teacher and child are limitless. Sophie plays an active role in trip logistics, programming and risk assessments, as well as continuing to be an active outdoor instructor.

Anita Kerwin-Nye is a highly accomplished charity leader with over 20 years of experience in the sector. As a consultant Anita heads an associate team supporting over 30 charities and funders working with 3000 plus schools. Anita is the Lead of Every Child Should, a year long conversation on the purpose of education and what we consider the entitlement for every child.

Date & Time

18th June 2019

The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
Flett Events Theatre

£120 per person

The event will be certificated and CPD Validated (6 points)

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