Party Leaders

Party Leaders

Party-Leaders

Party Leaders

We understand that organising a school trip can be hard work, so we're on hand throughout the entire process to assist you, and leave you free to concentrate on teaching and coaching. Our knowledgeable staff are always available to speak with you, visit you in school and provide assistance in promoting your trip, but our support goes much further. Our specialists, based regionally across the UK, have a huge amount of experience working with teachers to deliver successful school trips.

Benefits for Party Leaders

Players come back to the school engaged, enthused and excited – with new skills and new friends. But it doesn’t just benefit the young people: you’ll return refreshed and resourced – with a range of drills and techniques to take back to the classroom and pass onto the next generation.

Whether it’s your first trip or tenth, we are focused on making the experience as straight forward as possible, allowing you more time to focus on getting the most out of the experience.

Coach education

Learn to coach like an expert. Watch and learn from the pro-coaches as they run your squad through drills, tactics and theory that you can pass onto those not lucky enough to be there. Many of the clubs and Centres of Excellence we work with also prepare detailed coaching guides which are packed full of extra drills and theory for you to take back to the classroom.

Inspection visits

We organise a range of visits throughout the season, hosted by our expert team, to help you gain knowledge about your chosen sports destination, accommodation, and carry out risk assessments. They are also fantastic opportunities for you to swap ideas with other teachers.

Launching your school trip

Our seven step guide is a handy action plan that helps you track your school sports trip progress with key dates and milestones. We have a wide range of tools available to you including posters, savers cards, presentation templates, and your account manager would love to come in and present to your group or support you by answering any questions. We want to help as much or as little as you like to get your trip off to a great start.

Free places for Party Leaders

Recognising the importance of safety and supervision for a young person whilst travelling as a group, we offer a FREE supervisory teacher place for every 10 full paying members of the group. If your Head Teacher or LEA require a higher ratio of adults to students, please advise us at the time of your enquiry in order that this can be taken into consideration when preparing the tailor-made package and quotation.

On-site representative

When you arrive at your destination our dedicated representative will meet your group and will remain with you throughout the tour. All our representatives are fully trained to ensure your trip runs smoothly.


Choosing the Right Sports Tour

If there’s one thing we know that’s key for teachers and pupils alike, it’s flexibility. We offer four distinct tour types, each designed to achieve a different goal, and each can be adapted to your schools needs depending on the ages, budget and abilities – from beginners to elite participants, our tours are for everyone.

 

Just Play

Our Just Play tours are perfect for groups who want to combine playing challenging fixtures against local teams in top class sporting venues with exploring some great countries and cities across the world.

  • Culturally rewarding
  • Develop a strong team ethos and togetherness
  • Reward for commitment
 

Train and Play

Our Train and Play tours allow young people of all abilities a once-in-alifetime opportunity to live the life of a professional for a few days. Each of our programmes will involve training sessions at world class venues with qualified youth coaches from each club or national federation.

  • Encourages participation
  • Learn new skills
  • Pupils return enthused and engaged
  • Increases confidence and self esteem
 

Just Train

Our Just Train tours offer a superb selection of hand-picked training facilities for groups to hone their skills for the competition ahead. You’ll have unrivalled access to facilities to either conduct your own training or leave the coaching to the pros allowing you time to observe and take notes.

  • Reinforce goals
  • Team bonding
  • Instill drive and competitive spirit
 

Educational Experiences

Our Educational tours will enhance a students knowledge of sports science, the principles of training and conditioning, and how they may be applied in an elite sporting environment. Programmes can be tailored to compliment the delivery of academic Physical Education at GCSE or A-Level or for those studying sports science at college or university.

  • Boost attainment
  • Learn new skills
  • Improve employability
  • Enriching learning environment

 

Teacher and Group Leader Q&As

If you are launching a sport tour for the first time we expect you to have some questions before committing. The adjacent page provides answers to some of the typical questions we are asked.

What experience does Equity have in operating residential trips for schools?

Equity (previously known under the brands STG, ETG, SkiPlan & Pavilion) have been delivering high quality residential educational focused trips for schools for over three decades. Our programmes reach over 80,000 young people from around 2,000 schools and groups every year.

How up to date are your sport tour programmes?

he residential sport programmes highlighted in this brochure are specifically created to meet the needs and objectives for schools across the UK. We have worked with experts to develop a unique portfolio of programmes and products that are groundbreaking and are developed with the objective to deliver clear and measurable benefits to students and accompanying staff.

Can you help me promote the trip to parents?

This is what we do best. We will provide you with a tailormade package and quotation along with a draft letter inviting parents and pupils to a presentation evening at the school. Once you know the level of interest, your Regional Equity Travel Adviser will arrange a date to come to the school to deliver the presentation and answer any questions from parents before committing to the trip.

What about dates and price?

Because each sports tour is tailored to suit the individual needs of each school, your quote will be based upon the programme that has been designed specifically for you. Our team will prepare a quote based on your preferred destination, chosen dates of travel, potential number of participants and budget. With our long history of working with suppliers across the world and with the purchasing power of the group we aim to deliver the best products at excellent value for money and with the highest standard of service possible.

What is the payment process?

To confirm your group place you will be required to pay an initial first deposit as per our booking conditions. A standard payment plan involving two further deposit payments and a final balance payment will be applicable.

Can I reserve a space at a chosen sporting destination?

Yes. We are happy to hold a place at your preferred chosen destination for a maximum of 21 days, providing peace of mind that your group place is secure should you obtain the level of interest to ensure the trip happens. After 21 days your option will expire and the space will be released.

When can I expect to receive the final itinerary for our trip?

You will normally receive your final detailed itinerary for your sports tour a minimum of 7-10 days prior to departure. The provision of an itinerary earlier in the pre-departure process may result in some further last minute changes due to changes in timings of sporting fixtures

Can you arrange insurance?

All travellers are covered by our standard £20 million public liability insurance. In addition, it is essential that all groups have travel insurance in place before departure. A copy of the policy that offers full cover for your chosen sports activity will need to be sent to Equity before the travel date. We can also arrange all-inclusive travel insurance which covers pupils and group leaders from the date you book your trip to the time you return to school.

How does Equity protect payments made before you depart on your sport tours?

Equity are fully bonded or insured by ABTA, ATOL or other insurance providers where required for school trips. We meet all the relevant obligations of the Package Trust Regulations 1992.

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How to book

Booking your student trip is simple and straight-forward with Equity. It’s easy to get started, however we’ve outlined some steps to begin your booking below, get started today!

1. Get a Quote:

To find out how competitive our prices are, simply click on 'Get a Quote', provide some details, and we will send you a tailor-made quotation, advising you on the best value for money options.

2. Make a Provisional Booking:

If you like what you see, we will provisionally book wherever possible flights, Eurostar, rail, coaches and accommodation for up to 4 weeks. At this stage you are not financially committed.

3. Flexible Payment Option:

We understand how difficult it can be for students to fund their trips therefore we only ask for an initial deposit (amount to be confirmed with your travel advisor) to confirm your booking.

4. Confirming your booking:

To confirm your booking deposits are required - the value of the deposit varies depending on destination and transport method.
Please see below:

  1st deposit

UK Tours

£40

European Tours by coach

£50

European Tours by Air/ Train /Euro Star

£80

World Wide Tours (including Americas)

£150

Send us your initial deposits by cheque or BACS transfer.

If we are booking flights with no-frills airlines we will also require a full passport names list with dates of birth at this stage. On receipt of the deposits and booking form we will confirm your travel arrangements and start work on planning your trip. You will be assigned a Product Delivery Specialist who will work with you to coordinate your trip.

5. Second Deposits:

Second deposits are payable no later than eight weeks after your first deposit - the value of the deposit varies depending on destination and transport method.
Please see below:

  2st deposit

UK Tours

£60

European Tours by coach

£80

European Tours by Air/ Train /Euro Star

£120

World Wide Tours (including Americas)

£150

6. Final Payment:

The balance of your booking is due 12 weeks prior to departure.