Teacher Resources

We aim to make booking and taking a trip as easy as possible for teachers. If what you are looking for is not available on this page, please contact us

The following documents are generic documents and not tailored to any specific trip. Students will have bespoke and additional documents in their MyAccounts such as their Itinerary, Newsletters, Route Plans, Host Family Profile etc. For Tailor Made trips these will also be shared with the organising teacher. 

    Promoting Your Trip

    BST Poster

    A3 Poster for your classroom and corridors

    We are happy to post you copies of this poster. Please contact us to request copies for your classrooms and corridors. Just let us know how many you would like and where to send them! 

    Flyer Cover

    Folded A5 flyers

    We are happy to post you copies of these flyers to hand out to students and parents/carers. Please contact us to request your copies. Just let us know how many you would like and where to send them!

    Au Pair and Study in Spain

    A5 Flyer - Au Pair and Study in Spain, Host Family Accommodation and Internships

    We are happy to post you copies of this poster. Please contact us to request copies for your classrooms and corridors. Just let us know how many you would like and where to send them! 

    Online language courses

    A5 Flyer - Online Courses

    We are happy to post you copies of this poster. Please contact us to request copies for your classrooms and corridors. Just let us know how many you would like and where to send them! 

    Prezi - Presentation for students

    This presentation is provided to support teachers promoting Work Experience Trips to students. 

    Letter to Parents - template text for mixed school group trips

    This text is provided to be used or edited for a letter from the school to introduce the trips to students and their parents/guardians. This text applies to mixed school group trips that take place in the school holidays.

    Letter to Parents - template text for tailor made trips

    This text is provided to be used or edited for a letter from the school to introduce the trips to students and their parents/guardians. This text applies to tailor made packages for school groups. 

    Rationale for Head of Department / SLT / Trustees / Governors

    We know that school leaders want to ensure that every trip is worthwhile and beneficial to their students. With this in mind, we have provided some supporting evidence for Work Experience trips that language teachers may like to share with their leadership.

    Benefits of Work Experience

    Asked about the main problem they encountered when hiring young people, more than one in three of these business decision makers (39%) said most applying for jobs have little or no experience in the workplace.

    Work Experience can change all of this!

    School Travel Forum - Benefits of School Trips

    At Blue Stamp we recognise the value in school trips – it is why we do what we do. Our team of ex-teachers have seen the challenges of organising trips along side a full time job of teaching lessons, planning and marking. We aim to remove the administration burden (highlighted by the STF poll) from teachers with online applications for students.

    Business Categories

    When we arrange placements for students, we aim to give them the best experience possible. This starts with matching one of our placements to the student’s interests, career aspirations, hobbies and experience. We ask for this information when students enrol.

    Useful Documents 

    Host Family Guide

    Students are provided with a Host Family Guide in order to help them understand what it means to stay with a host family and what to expect. 

    Exemplar Host Family Profile

    Students who opt to travel on a host family trip receive the host family profile two weeks prior to travel. At this point they may choose to make contact with their hosts. 

    Exemplar Travel Plan

    Students are provided a description of their journey from their accommodation to their work placement. Sometimes this is a short walk illustrated on Google Maps, other times knowledge of local transport is helpful and information is provided. Depending on the schedule for your trip, time can be allowed to practise the route prior to the first day at work. 

    Exemplar Travel Itinerary

    Usually 10 weeks prior to departure, the provisional itinerary is posted to students’ MyAccounts. 2 weeks before departure the confirmed itinerary is posted to their MyAccount and sent in the student mailing. 

    Exemplar First Newsletter

    As soon as the destination city is identified, we make the 

    Exemplar Final Newsletter

    At least 2 weeks prior to travel the final newsletter is posted to students in the final mailing pack. 

    Health and Safety

    Risk Assessment

    The following risk assessment should be considered in conjunction with the Safety Management System that is in place to prevent risk to students, employers, school staff, language school staff, suppliers, agents of and employees of Blue Stamp Travel.

    SMS

    Safety Management System

    This Safety Management System is provided to reassure customers that the systems in place are designed to reduce risk and manage incidents should the need arise. This is designed to complement any strategies that school implement in addition to those from Blue Stamp Travel. 

    Pre-Visit and First Day Notes

    This document is provided to students to help them prepare for their work placement. It outlines what to expect and how to make the placement a success!

    Insurance

    We have a comprehensive policy for all students who travel with Blue Stamp Travel.

    Cover is provided by MPI  Travel and Wintersport Insurers

    Outdoor Education Advisors’ Panel

    OEAP Guides

    The following documents are a selection of useful guides from OEAP (Outdoor Education Advisors’ Panel) who advise school organisers (teachers) of trips off site:

    Further Recommended Reading

    There are numerous sources of best practice from which we draw our practices. You may wish to consult some of the following for your own peace of mind:

    Are you a school teacher looking for a school group trip?

    Out tailor made packages travel throughout the year. Get in touch to find out more. 

    Looking for an alternative package?

    Why not consider one of our Work and Study or Language Courses abroad? Available throughout the year, flexible dates to suit your requirements.