Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge
|World Challenge has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge, specifically designed for overseas expeditions. We feel that the introduction of the Quality Badge is an extremely positive move in assisting schools such as yours to make better informed choices about outdoor activity providers, with a particular focus on safety.
The Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge has been awarded after a rigorous external assessment
which assures our customers that we actually do what we say we do. The assessment is evidence-based
upon six high quality learning outside the classroom indicators.
1. a process to assist users to plan the learning experience;
2. accurate information about its offer;
3. activities, experience or resources which meet learner needs;
4. reviews the experience and acts on feedback;
5. meets the needs of the users; and
6. safety management systems to manage risk effectively.
Our Learning Outside the Classroom Certificate
“The OEAP endorses the LOTC Quality Badge and requests to Local Authority Members to recommend the use the of LOTC Quality Badge Providers to its schools other establishments and groups. It further requests to its LA members not to require information from LOTC Badged Providers that duplicates details provided by the Quality Badge Criteria.”
Need more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom?
For more information on the Learning Outside the Classroom and the Quality Badge see our FAQ section, download the LOtC Quality Badge leaflet or visit their website.
“As teachers we all strive to give our pupils the best lessons we can, many of these lessons are learned outside the classroom. Over the past seven years, in conjunction with World Challenge, I have had the privilege of delivering some of the most important and invaluable lessons in my 30 years of teaching. You don't need a lesson plan with aims and objectives; all you do is give pupils the opportunity and then stand back and watch them grow.”
Alistair McIntosh, School Leader
Inverness Royal Academy
Zambia & Botswana
Further evidence of how seriously this is being taken by government can be seen in an early day motion in parliament.
Learning Outside the Classroom
Early day motion 18.11.2009
“That this House notes the conclusion of an Ofsted report that learning outside the classroom contributes significantly to raising standards; recognises that learning through experience is a powerful educational tool; applauds the work put into the Manifesto for Learning Outside the Classroom; regrets that despite this work, its aspiration to provide all young people with a wide range of quality experiences outside the classroom, including one or more residential visits, is not yet embedded in all schools; and calls on the Government to find a way of making this a reality for all young people, including those who need financial support.”*
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