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Working with External Providers

Planning information and other considerations for schools working with external providers: 

Working with External Providers when engaging in activities falling under the Adventure Activities Regulations      

       - Information for schools, education providers and clubs from Worksafe

       - Check the Register of Adventure Activity Operators


Understanding Shared Responsibility

When kura choose to work with an external provider to meet the learning needs of their ākonga in EOTC, understanding respective responsibilities is essential. Being deliberate about who leads learning, who is responsible for managing which risks, how ākonga will be supervised, who does what in an emergency, who has the right to stop an activity – all needs to be clearly established, understood by both parties, and documented. In the video clip below, Kate Malcolm, owner and director of Dive!Tutukaka shares the learnings from an incident that highlighted the importance of getting this relationship right. The messages are clear and helpful for anyone wanting clarity in understanding this shared responsibility space.