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Road Safety

ROAD SAFETY POLICY

 

It is felt that good road safety education is necessary as pupils on occasion walk to off-site locations for aspects of the curriculum. Road safety is ensured through the following:

 

1.    The Curriculum:

The School integrates Road Safety with curriculum subjects wherever appropriate.

 

2.    Safety Wear:

The School positively encourages the wearing of appropriate safety apparel, i.e. cycle helmets, reflectors, and reflective/fluorescent garments.  Fluorescent waistcoats are worn by all staff, pupils and volunteers when walking outside the school grounds.

 

3.    Cycle Training:

The School encourages the safe use of bicycles and, where appropriate, supports road cycling training schemes for the pupils in Y6.

 

4.    Coaches / Buses:

The School encourages sensible school coach and bus usage, with reference to safe waiting, boarding and alighting areas and insists upon the wearing of seat belts on all buses. 

 

5.    Parental Support:

The School supports any Road Safety promotional material aimed at parents encouraging safe road safety practice to all members of the family.

 

6. Risk Assessments:

The trip co-ordinator will complete a risk assessment for all curriculum activities      that involve any aspect of road safety. These are approved by the Educational Visits Co-ordinator.

 

 

The policy is reviewed bi-annually by Governors.