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Plan a School Trip that Works for Everyone

The start of a new academic year means starting to plan the year’s school trips for many.

This can be a daunting prospect, especially when the group includes children with SEND.

I recently wrote an article for SENCO Magazine, which I hope will help many teachers faced with organising such outings, to plan and execute their visits efficiently and effectively.

I have listed my top tips, which include:

  • Researching and choosing your destination
  • Preparation and pre-planning
  • Preparing pupils
  • Working together with families, and
  • On the day advice.

It also includes a ‘what your pupils need’ fact box, aimed at helping to better meet their needs, which after all, is the most important factor.

You can read the full article here…


I hope this helps to alleviate some of the new academic year stresses and results in many happy and productive outings throughout the year!


About the author: Marie Smith

Marie Smith MBK Training
Marie is not only a fantastic guest blogger but also a qualified teacher working in both Early Years and Primary education with a focus on special educational needs, disabilities and a specialism in autism and associated conditions. With experience as a SENCO and Assistant Headteacher ad having a Post Graduate Certificate in Autism,  she now works as an independent SEND consultant delivering high quality, bespoke training and packages of support within early years settings, schools and groups within the community.

 Courses Marie Smith SEND Consultant delivers:

Please contact us if you would like to speak to Marie about working in your setting or having any of these courses delivered in your setting.


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