Considering your first trip with PGL?

Teacher Guide

  • Considering your first trip with PGL

Considering your first school trip?

If this is your first trip with PGL, or the first time you’ve organised a residential, rest assured; with PGL you’ll receive all the support you need every step of the way. As a teacher you can also expect to be supported at all times by fully trained, helpful and enthusiastic staff and your group to stay in top quality accommodation and to receive instruction in a huge range of premium adventure activities.

To get you started, here are the answers to a few of those questions that party leaders frequently ask when booking with us for the first time.

When should I book?

If possible, book early. You are more likely to secure your preferred dates and location if you book well in advance. It also helps with planning cover and gives parents and students more time to save for the trip

Can I influence my group's learning outcomes ?

You are the best-placed person to decide on the learning outcomes you want from a residential experience; you know your students, you know how they would most benefit. So at PGL we spend time talking to you before you travel to tailor the learning outcomes to your precise needs and make sure we have agreed your planned outcomes.

What about being inclusive?

We understand there are constraints on household budgets, particularly in the current climate. Through a range of initiatives and partnerships we strive to make our courses accessible to as many children as possible. Our work with the Sainsbury’s Active Kids campaign and the Peter Gordon Lawrence bursary enable more young people to enjoy the benefits of the PGL experience. Find out more about the PGL bursary here and Sainsbury’s Active Kids here.

Look at when you travel

If you can be flexible regarding when you travel, you can make considerable savings on peak summer term prices. To get even better value for money our half week durations are proving increasingly popular.

Look at what accommodation you choose to stay in

For the same great PGL experience at even better value, why not choose tent accommodation? In our tent villages you are grouped together in solid based tents with frame beds and bathroom facilities close at hand.

Can I attend a preview visit?

We recommend that you do. Teachers new to PGL are invited to experience PGL at first hand on a teacher preview – it’s free of charge in the UK and will give you all the reassurance you need. We also welcome head teachers and governors and we provide full board accommodation and activities for you and your family.

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