5 steps to get the most from your next educational visit
School tours and visits have many benefits - from making learning relevant to helping students develop their confidence and independence. Our free guide will help ensure teachers and students to get the most from the experience.
STF Annual Conference 2019
Thursday 21 November 2019
IET Austin Court, Birmingham
Our annual conference brings together representatives from leading organisations within the school and youth travel sector. As well as hearing from speakers from the travel industry, this is an opportunity to discuss changes and developments and network with colleagues from across the sector.
Members - as a valued member of School Travel Forum, you receive two free places to the event and dinner. Places are limited so get in touch to reserve yours
Sponsorship packages available
If you have a product or service that you'd like our members to know about, we have a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Attendees include key decision makers from leading school and youth travel brands. This is a valuable opportunity to promote what you do to the people who matter.
School Travel Forum makes Abta membership compulsory for members
At the School Travel Forum, we are making membership of Abta a requirement for our members.
STF members range from the UK’s largest educational travel providers to smaller specialist operators, and are recognised for providing high quality experiences for student and youth travellers – whether it be a cultural, ski or sports trip.
HELPING TEACHERS PLAN SCHOOL TRIPS
The School Travel Forum and its accredited members can help teachers plan safer, more enriching educational trips.
Booking school trips through members of the School Travel Forum, whether domestic or overseas, will ensure trips are organised by professionals, and according to the highest standards governing transport, accommodation and excursions so that parents can be assured of their child’s safety.
This leads to more Learning Outside the Classroom opportunities as schools and parents can be more confident that school trips are safe; leading to better educational experiences, which are vital to the development and academic achievement of students.
There is no doubt that teachers understand the value of school trips but they need more support to remove the legal and administrative barriers so that they can instead focus solely on their students’ educational needs and development outside the classroom.
By organising school trips without the help of specialist tour operators, teachers face many time consuming organisational and regulatory challenges required to safely organise educational excursions.
That’s where The School Travel Forum and its accredited educational tour operators can help. Our members work with schools and teachers to plan trips which meet the expectations of parents and enable teachers to easily achieve the high health and safety standards governing residential and overseas school trips.
All Assured Members of the STF are required to adhere to a rigorous Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards and be audited each year by Argent Health & Safety, the UK’s leading Health and Safety Consultancy specialising in Travel, to ensure continuing compliance.
Due to these high compliance standards all trips organised through our members will instantly meet local authority guidelines and provide teachers with full time support at home or abroad to resolve any unexpected booking issues or emergencies.
Book your trip now through one of our Assured Members