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Our Accreditations

School Travel Forum

The School Travel Forum

The School Travel Forum (STF) provides a benchmark for good school trip providers, giving you the reassurance that all our trips meet, or indeed exceed, the safety standards required by you, your school and your local authority.

By choosing an assured member such as Rayburn Tours, you can rest assured that we:

  • Understand and facilitate the needs of educational travel as determined by the STF.
  • Manage safety effectively, meeting the STF’s benchmark for good school travel safety.
  • Offer fair terms and conditions and the best financial security.
  • Are fully inspected every year by independent experts.

Our Managing Director, John Boyden, was a founding member of the STF. Today, our Commercial Director, Jamie Boyden, is proud to hold a seat on the committee.

The STF’s Reassurance To Group Leaders and Schools
“The STF is much more than a simple membership organisation, 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.” – schooltravelforum.com

For more information about The School Travel Forum visit: www.schooltravelforum.com

The LOtC Quality Badge

The LOtC Quality Badge

Maximum support and minimal paperwork, how does this sound? The Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge is a national accreditation awarded by the School Travel Forum and provides you with an assurance as to the quality of the educational experiences on offer from Rayburn Tours.

This award symbolizes that all our products and services:

  • Have an emphasis on ‘learning/skills outcomes’.
  • Ensure the quality of the learning process.
  • Operate in a healthy and safe environment.
  • Take account of the needs of users.

An increasing number of LAs accept our LOtC badge which eliminates or minimises the amount of paperwork required. Check if your LA accepts this accreditation on the OEAP website.

For more information visit: The LOtC Quality Badge

Find out more about the STF and the LOtC Quality Badge by downloading the “Go with confidence” leaflet produced by the STF.

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