Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

A Specialist Language College

Geography Trip to Wells/Overstrand

Dear Parent/Carer,

Year 7 geography trip to Wells/Overstrand – Wednesday 23rd November 2016

As an integral part of the Year 7 curriculum we are arranging a field study trip to the North Norfolk Coast (Wells and Overstrand).  The purpose of this visit is to enhance students’ learning about coastal processes, with particular reference to the methods used to protect the region.  All students will be issued with a booklet which guides their understanding, observations and recording of information. This will then be used as a follow-up in the classroom.

We ask for a parental contribution of £6.50 per pupil towards the cost of transport and insurance.  Please note that the visit may not go ahead unless sufficient contributions are received.  Payments can be made using you ParentPay account by Wednesday 16th November at the very latest.  Please login to your account and select the appropriate payment.  Those choosing not to use this system should make cheques payable to Dereham Neatherd High School and take to the payment collection area (outside Business 1) below during Thursday morning break (11.10am-11.25am) only. (Note this is the only day we can receive cheque payments. Please bear this in mind when meeting deadlines). Cash is no longer accepted in school.

In response to LEA guidelines regarding Educational Visits and Journeys, we require consent for your child to take part in this visit.  For this trip consent can be given via your ParentPay account.  Please see the details overleaf regarding the consent given.  Your will be required to provide an emergency contact number for the day in question and also any medical details.  If you are unable to use your ParentPay account to give consent or parental contribution please contact the admin office to obtain a paper copy of the consent which will need completing, signing and returning by the 16th November.  Please note that your son/daughter will not be able to take part in this trip unless this is completed in full and returned to Finance Office.

Would you also please ensure that your son/daughter is suitably dressed on the day for whatever the weather has to offer (school uniform is not required) and sound footwear is essential.  This will be a full day field study with coaches leaving school at 8:55am and returning to school by 15:25pm in time for students to catch their normal transport home.  Pupils should bring a packed lunch and a drink – no glass bottles please.  A packed lunch will be provided for those pupils in receipt of free school meals.

If you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Mr T Stafford

Head of Geography Department


When consent is given for your child to take part in the visit/journey you are also agreeing to the following:

I agree to his/her taking part in the activities described.

I agree to provide any medical details and an emergency contact number for the day of this trip.

I understand that the staff responsible for the activities will take all reasonable care of participants.

I give permission for my child/ward to receive pain relieving medication when appropriate (one dosage of paracetamol only).

I agree to my child/ward receiving medication as instructed and any emergency dental, medical or surgical treatment, including anaesthetic or blood transfusion, as considered necessary by the medical authorities present.

I agree to inform you of any recent illnesses, the name and dosage of any medications currently being taken, any allergies, e.g., medicines, food, bee stings, etc. , any food not eaten for religious or health reasons, and provide any other information/medical conditions which you feel might be useful in an emergency, or that the Visit Leader should be aware of: e.g. heart conditions, asthma phobias, epilepsy, hyperventilation, diabetes, travel sickness, toileting difficulties, friendship problems, etc.

I understand the extent and limitations of the insurance cover provided.