Stress of trips

25th February 2005 at 00:00
I am concerned about the criticism of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers' advice not to take school trips.

It is not simply fear of litigation. As a leader of geography field trips, I have had to cope with stresses such as pupils shoplifting or parents abusing me because the bus carrying their children home got stuck in traffic.

Many NASUWT members are subject to a tide of vexatious allegations resulting from school trips. Is it any wonder an increasing number are not prepared to take them? Until the Government takes steps to protect staff from such allegations and recognises their dedication in taking pupils out of school, trips will continue to decline.

Michael Grant 28 High Street, Scotter Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now