Organising a school trip is never a straightforward task, not least because overcoming the challenges that arise usually requires time that teachers don’t have and money that schools simply cannot budget for.
Not too long ago it was a case of teachers spending a huge amount of time reading through Health and Safety regulations and completing an abundance of paperwork for fear of prosecution if something on a school trip went wrong.
Fortunately, however, the HSE has since published a statement tackling many of the myths about bureaucracy and prosecution surrounding school trips, reducing the amount of time teachers are spending on such a task.
But now it seems there is a different challenge that schools are facing and one which is proving to be just as problematic – the task of arranging transport.
Many schools that have a school minibus of their own are finding that it isn’t as reliable as it once was due to the age of the vehicles, and schools that don’t own a minibus are finding that they can’t afford the high costs of coach hire.
Benchmark has, however, found a solution – minibus leasing.
Leasing a minibus with Benchmark can often work out cheaper than hiring a coach each time or, indeed, buying a minibus outright (especially if one takes into account the re-sale value of a school bus at the end of its working life).
It is an arrangement which makes it possible for schools to fund the minibus through a small payment each month, which has the added benefit of improving budgeting and cash flow.
What’s more, a full maintenance programme is included, so no matter the outcome of the vehicle’s services and MOTs, the cost of repairs won’t affect the lease price.
For more information about Benchmark Leasing you can go to our website, call us on 01753 859944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Benchmark Leasing Ltd
11 High Street
Tel: 01753 859944