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LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM (No. 2)

That this House celebrates the crucial role of learning outside the classroom in inspiring young people and supporting their academic attainment; notes that these experiences are becoming increasingly recognised as an important, irreplaceable part of understanding the real world, as well as being an excellent opportunity for team building and personal development; further notes with regret that in recent years children and young people have increasingly been denied the chance to undertake learning outside the classroom; further notes that there are currently a number of barriers for schools organising trips including fears over health and safety, lack of status of learning outside the classroom in Ofsted inspections and bureaucratic rules tying teachers to the classroom; praises the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge which provides a national accreditation combining the essential elements of provision - learning and safety - into one Quality Badge for all types of Learning Outside the Classroom provider organisations; further notes that the Quality Badge reduces the red tape associated with learning outside the classroom, making it easier for teachers and other education providers to incorporate learning outside the classroom into the everyday; and calls on the Government to ensure that awareness of the Quality Badge is raised among schools across the country and forOfsted to specifically evaluate the provision of and access to outdoor learning within its new inspection framework.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 20.07.2011
Bridgen, Andrew Conservative Party North West Leicestershire 25.10.2011
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 09.09.2011
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 07.09.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 07.09.2011
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 10.01.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 11.08.2011
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 05.09.2011
Crouch, Tracey Conservative Party Chatham and Aylesford 13.10.2011
Davis, David Conservative Party Haltemprice and Howden 14.11.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 12.09.2011
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 05.09.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 20.07.2011
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 12.09.2011
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 07.09.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 13.09.2011
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 31.10.2011
Johnson, Alan Labour Party Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle 01.11.2011
Jones, Marcus Conservative Party Nuneaton 13.10.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 09.09.2011
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 18.10.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 13.09.2011
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 24.10.2011
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 06.09.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 06.09.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 20.07.2011
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 07.09.2011
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 11.08.2011
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 19.07.2011
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 11.08.2011
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 06.09.2011
Soames, Nicholas Conservative Party Mid Sussex 06.09.2011
Stuart, Graham Conservative Party Beverley and Holderness 07.11.2011
Walker, Robin Conservative Party Worcester 05.09.2011
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 06.09.2011