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NAHT Northern Ireland represents principals and vice-principals in around two-thirds of 1,150 schools in Northern Ireland. NAHT Northern Ireland provide advice, training and support for its members on a range of issues faced by senior leaders in schools. Along with our colleagues in England and Wales, we are there to defend and extend the rights of school leaders.  

NAHT NI is democratic and member-led, and supported by its Belfast-based team of staff alongside their colleagues based in both Wales and England.

NAHT Northern Ireland
Carnmoney House
Edgewater Office Park


02890 776633 

School trips

School trips are, for many, a highlight of the year and an exciting element of the curriculum. 

A successful school trip will often leave long-lasting impressions on those attending. We want those impressions to be positive, and so we have produced this short guide for members who are planning or who have already planned their trip as a 'ready-reckoner'.

Wherever you are in the planning process, this is an invaluable guide to ensuring that such trips pass without incident and where the associated risks are minimised. 

In light of advice from the Department for Education, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel (OEAP), we have revised our advice and guidance. We look at the following:

  • Relevant legislation 
  • A recommended planning approach 
  • Risk assessment 
  • Other considerations, such as adult:pupil ratios
  • The threat of terrorism. 
First published 21 August 2020