School Travel Plan
What is a school travel plan?
School Travel Plan is a written document which outlines a series of practical steps for improving children’s safety on the journey to and from school.
The plan should result in benefits for pupils, parents and the wider community: it will assist pupils and parents in identifying healthy and sustainable transport options and help to reduce the numbers of cars on the road at peak times. In addition it will contribute to the improvement of the environment around the school.
What is our travel plan?
Over the past year we have had a number of targets:
- Book cycle training for year 5 and 6.
- Continue Junior Road Safety officer (JRSO) scheme.
- Participate in walk to school week using Debra the Zebra.
- Investigate feasibility of starting a cycle pool using the purchased bikes.
- Carry out a pedometer challenge.
- Bid for funding for parent shelter outside reception classroom.
- Enforcement of keep clear and yellow lines.
- Review School Travel Plan
- Continue promotion of School Travel Plan
- Decrease car usage by 3% to 15% as shown by the next hands up survey in May 2010
- Booked for the Summer term.
- 5 children from Year 5 were successful JRSO’s throughout the year.
- Held a walk to school week in the Autumn and Summer term. Debra visited in Healthy Schools week.
- Applied to become a Bike It school. Accepted in June and will start in September.
- Planned to take place in September followed up with activities in the classroom.
- Bid sent in June. Awaiting reply.
- Ongoing. JRSO’s held competition to design a poster to remind parents not to park on yellow line. Large posters hung on school gates.
- Took place in May.
- School Travel Plan issues put in newsletter throughout the year, on school website and issues fed back to governors.
- Car usage has gone down to 17%. This will remain as a target.
Our new targets include increasing cycling to school, decreasing car usage and being part of the Bike It scheme. The new School Travel Plan is in the process of being completed.
Grove Park Primary School has been awarded a Higher Level (Silver) accreditation. We hope to achieve Outstanding Level (Gold) next year. Only a number of schools in the borough have achieved Higher and only a few schools in the whole of London have achieved Outstanding.