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Stay off the sauce on school trips

On the face of it, it would seem reasonable for a school to dictate the behaviour of staff on a residential trip. ("Booze ban puts trips in jeopardy", TES, February 10). However, they would have to make sure that they offered appropriate compensation in return, bearing in mind that staff are having to sacrifice personal and family time.

Such compensation could include lieu time, additional pay or some other reward of the employee's choosing. Better still, the school could employ dedicated staff for such activities who, in the spirit of "remodelling", may not even need to be teachers.

Karamat Iqbal

Diversity consultant

Moseley

Birmingham

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