Before a school visit can take place, you must confirm with the Museum the number of learners who will be in your group and the number of accompanying adults. We do not specify a learner-to-adult ratio for visiting school groups. However, we expect you to conform to the requirements laid out by your governing body.
The Museum's learning team are DBS-checked and all members of staff receive safeguarding training as standard, including our lost child procedures. However, the safeguarding responsibility for school groups on our site remains with the teacher in charge of the visit to the Museum.
We ask that all teachers and accompanying adults bringing school groups to the Museum, whether for a workshop or a self-guided visit, ensure that their learners behave appropriately at all times during their visit. The Museum is a public place and all groups are asked to show consideration towards our other visitors and to treat our collection and exhibits with care.
Learners’ behaviour and conduct is the responsibility of school staff. In the event of inappropriate behaviour, the Museum reserves the right to take such action as is necessary for the safety and enjoyment of all concerned. This includes the right to refuse admission and/or to ask the group to leave.
If you are unable to attend the Museum for a visit once you have made your booking, please let us know at the earliest opportunity so that we can offer your slot to another school.
If the Museum needs to cancel your booking for any reason, we will endeavour to reschedule the session at the earliest opportunity. Alternatively, we have a range of digital workshops we can offer to you remotely should this be preferable to rearranging an on-site visit.