Road safety and sustainable travel for schools

Road safety and sustainable travel support for schools from the council’s Influencing Travel Behaviour team.



Primary schoolsPrimary schools<div class="ExternalClassE9015B1A9A0D4F7AB893262BF3F0DF01"><h4>​Pedestrian Skills Training (Years 1, 2 & 4)<br></h4><div>A classroom-based introductory session followed by up to two practical roadside sessions.<br></div><p><strong></strong><br></p><h4>Road Safety Assemblies<br></h4><div>Usually delivered to a whole school, these can focus either on general road safety issues or be tailored to address a specific issue within your school. <br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><h4>Scooter Training<br></h4><div>A classroom-based introductory session followed by practical sessions either in the playground or using local roads.  <br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><h4>Bikeability Cycle Training<br></h4><div>Cycle training in Leeds is currently provided free of charge using funding from the Department for Transport. It is delivered by our contracted provider Cycle Leeds. <br></div><div><br></div><div>To book cycle training, phone 07504 282133 or email <a href=""></a><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><h4>Further support<br></h4><div>If you’re planning a road safety, health and safety or sustainable travel-themed project, we can provide resources such as DVDs, posters and magazines. Members of the road safety team may also be able to attend in person. <br></div><div><br></div><div>We can support you in looking at strategies to address any specific road safety or pupil travel issues that affect your school.<br></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p></div>
Secondary schoolsSecondary schools<div class="ExternalClassB26AB8A9D92C4492B19497E7F4B96E6C"><h4>​Safer Travel Assembly (Y7 / 8) <br></h4><div>Key road safety messages for a larger group. Covers specific issues in Leeds and on roads close to your school. Particularly useful after transition to secondary school. <br></div><div><br></div><h4>Safer Travel Lesson / Workshop (Y7) <br></h4><div>Interactive session which includes discussions about concepts such as peer pressure, distractions, risk and choices. <br></div><div><br></div><h4>Pre-driver / New driver education ‘One Life Lost’ - Y12&13<br></h4><div>Hard hitting session delivered by West Yorkshire Police includes testimony from people who have lost loved ones in accidents. It has important safety messages relevant to new drivers, those thinking about starting to drive and those who may be passengers of new drivers. <br></div><div><br></div><h4>‘One Way Ticket’ - (Y12/13)<br></h4><div>A full day multi agency session that is ideal for ‘drop down’ or ‘enrichment’ days. Students rotate round a series of workshops and presentations.<br></div><div><br></div><h4>Further support<br></h4><div>If you’re planning a road safety, health and safety or sustainable travel-themed project, we can provide resources such as DVDs, posters and magazines. Members of the road safety team may also be able to attend in person. <br></div><div><br></div><div>We can support you in looking at strategies to address any specific road safety or pupil travel issues that affect your school. We can work flexibly with you to develop bespoke sessions for your school’s needs.<br></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p></div>
School Travel Plan SupportSchool Travel Plan Support<div class="ExternalClass0BEC89F1E466469FB704D43B2F479E43"><p>​School travel plans promote safe, sustainable and less car dependent patterns of travel.  They aim to reduce congestion and increase walking and scooting, cycling and public transport trips <br></p><div>School Travel Advisers provide support to schools to develop and help them implement travel plans (voluntary or planning obligated). <br></div><div><br></div><div>Travel plans may be required to support a planning application. The <a href="/docs/Adopted%20Travel%20Plan%20SPD%20Jan%202015.pdf">Supplementary Planning Document</a> (PDF 490KB) provides details on what information to include in your travel plan. <br></div><div><br></div><div><a href="">Modeshift STARS</a> is an accreditation scheme that supports the development and implementation of School Travel Plans and recognises schools that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.  The scheme is completely free of charge for schools.<br></div><p><br></p></div>
Initiatives and resourcesInitiatives and resources<div class="ExternalClass6499D11167B44FC88AE28889B7A8AFC9"><h4>School Gate Parking Scheme</h4><p>Does your school have issues with inappropriate or dangerous parking outside the school gates at pick up or drop off time? Or are you simply concerned about the level of congestion near to school? </p><p>Our <a href="/docs/School%20Gate%20Parking%20pack.pdf">School Gate Parking pack (PDF 140KB)</a> has some great ideas and initiatives to help. </p><p> <br> </p><h4>School Travel Ambassador Scheme</h4><p>This scheme helps to encourage everyone to keep safe and active on their journeys to and from school. </p><p>Ideally the School Travel Ambassadors will be pupils in Year 5 or 6, and they will lead and promote initiatives and competitions within your school. Our School Travel Ambassador <a href="/docs/School%20Travel%20Ambassador%20overview.pdf">Overview (PDF 618KB)</a> shows you how to set up the scheme and there is a <a href="/docs/School%20Travel%20Ambassador%20pupil%20pack.pdf">pupil pack (PDF 239 KB)</a> for the Ambassadors themselves. The <a href="/docs/School%20Travel%20Ambassador%20Action%20Plan.pdf">Action Plan (PDF 131KB)</a> template will also help you with your planning. </p><h3> <br> </h3><h4>Borrow a Speed Indicating Device </h4><p>Schools can borrow a Speed Indicating Device (SID) that you can use at the roadside with groups of pupils to monitor the speed of traffic and remind drivers to slow down. </p><p>We provide full training on how to use the equipment, risk assessments, a lesson plan, and data recording sheets.</p><p> <br> </p><h4>Go Green</h4><p>This initiative can be run over a half term and encourages children to travel more sustainably to school. Each time a child choses a sustainable mode they receive a stamp. Rewards can then be provided to pupils or classes with the best sustainable travel results. Our Go Green document pack provides you with everything you need to set up the initiative:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li> <a href="/docs/Go%20Green%20Instructions.pdf">Instructions (PDF 48KB)</a></li><li> <a href="/docs/Go%20Green%20stamp%20card.pdf">Stamp card (PDF 161KB)</a></li><li> <a href="/docs/Go%20Green%20Survey.pdf">Survey (PDF 4KB)</a></li><li> <a href="/docs/Go%20Green%20certificates.pdf">Certificates (PDF 953KB)</a></li><li> <a href="/docs/Go%20Green%20poster.pdf">Poster (PDF 815KB)</a></li><li> <a href="/docs/Go%20Green%20sample%20letter%20for%20parents.doc">Sample letter for parents (Word 30KB)</a></li></ul><h3> <br> </h3><h4>Walk Once a Week (WOW) </h4><p>Wow is an initiative that you can run in your school to encourage parents and pupils to walk at least once a week throughout the school year. Rewards or prizes can be awarded to pupils who manage this. Our Wow pack documents will help you set up the scheme in your school. If you don’t think WOW will work in your school, you may be able to encourage parents to park further away from school and introduce a <a href="/docs/Driver%27s%20code%20of%20practice.doc">Driver code of practice (Word 31KB)</a>. </p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li> <a href="/docs/WOW%20certificate.pdf">School certificate (PDF 71KB)</a></li> <li> <a href="/docs/WOW%20Parent%20Letter.pdf">Parent letter (PDF 33KB)</a></li><li> <a href="/docs/WOW%20School%20Letter.pdf">School letter (PDF 50KB)</a></li><li> <a href="/docs/WOW%20Wall%20Chart.pdf">Wall chart (PDF 126KB)</a></li></ul><h3> <br> </h3><h4>Park and Stride<br></h4><p>A park and stride scheme is ideal for families living too far away from school to be able to walk. It means that children can at least walk part of the way to school and is great for parents who then have to drive on to work. </p><p>It involves parents parking at a set location (perhaps a local supermarket, leisure centre or pub) away from the school and children walking the rest of the way, either by themselves, with other children or with their parent or carer. If you think a Park and Stride scheme would work at your school, then we may be able to support you in setting it up. </p><p> <br> </p><h4>Walking Bus</h4><p>Walking buses operate in many schools around Leeds. A ‘walking bus’ is a group of children walking to or from school under the supervision of at least two trained adults, one leading the group (‘driver’) and one at the rear (‘conductor’). Walking buses are usually run by parent volunteers. They follow a set route and timetable, with pick up points - ‘bus stops’ at the start and along the way. Our <a href="/docs/Walking%20Bus%20pack.pdf">Walking Bus pack (PDF 321KB)</a> provides you with more information. </p> <br> </div>
Useful linksUseful links<div class="ExternalClass89345C14534E46A4A21F39BB1EA24F2C"><p>Information which will help you promote road safety and sustainable travel within your school.</p><h4>Car<br></h4><p><a href=""></a> - find a car share buddy</p><p><a href="/Lists/LCC%20Accordion/">Enterprise car club</a> </p><p><a href="">Metro</a> - Park & Ride information for Temple Green & Elland Road </p><h4><br></h4><h4>Walking and Scooting </h4><p><a href=""></a> - Walking journey planner </p><p><a href="">WOW </a> - Walking challenge for schools </p><h4><br></h4><h4>Cycling </h4><p><a href="">City Connect</a> - Bike Friendly Schools</p><p><a href="">Big Pedal Schools</a></p><h4><br></h4><h4>Public Transport </h4><p><a href="">Generation M</a> My bus, Yellow buses and passes, permits and photocards </p><p><a href="">Metro</a> - journey planning, Ticketing and Park & Ride </p><p><a href="">West Yorkshire Travel Plan Network</a> - how to join </p> <br></div>

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