Black Horse Hill Junior School – School Travel Plan
- BHHJS is developing a STP to provide a further layer to the care, support and guidance we offer to our school community (pupils and their families). It links to our Health Promoting School plans (ref the further development of cycling training and storage at school) and will also reinforce our drive to reduce congestion outside the school and make it a much safer place to get to and from.
As a school, we have encouraged parents to park away and walk to school if possible. Pilot Walk to School events have been held and we would like to hold these as part of our regular travelling to school opportunities in the future. Parents are informed of these methods via regular newsletters and at Parent Induction meetings.
School Travel Situation
There are regular bus links along Frankby Road , but very few of our pupils actually use them. There is no bus route directly outside the school and the nearest train station is West Kirby . Again, no pupils use this as a method of getting to school.
Traffic issues have been raised by verbal comments & observations passed to me from staff, parents, patrol crossing officers, local residents and pupils, during school council discussions and whole school assemblies.
Staff are aware that they are involved in the implementation of the travel plan and were consulted for the survey. As a school, we encourage parents to park away and walk to school if possible. Pilot Walk to School events have been held and we would like to hold these as part of our regular travelling to school opportunities in the future. Parents are informed of these methods via regular newsletters and at Parent Induction meetings. There are no further plans which will increase congestion at the school.
The STP will be reviewed as part of the School Prospectus/Brochure to include information about our STP arrangements. The STP is already a feature of our SDP & SIP and is reviewed accordingly. It will be monitored by the Premises Committee of the Governing Body and reported to the Full Governing Body on an annual basis.
Our STP display is situated in a prominent position at the entrance to school and is seen by all visitors and pupils on a daily basis. Our Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO's) are responsible for gathering ideas from pupils and in liaise with them to determine when and how the display on our STP needs to change. We have plans to implement a STP Suggestion Box as part of the static STP display, again to be monitored by the JRSO's on a termly basis. The results of these will form the basis for the data we will now begin collecting & collating to help monitor the progress of the STP.
STP Long Term Aims - The aims for 2010 are:
- That we will have in place recognised routes to school for all pupils to access if they wish to take part in a walking bus scheme.
- That the access into, and routes around school will be safe and easily accessible for all users.
That we will have arrangements in place at school to continue to offer on-road cycling training, have the facility to provide safe/secure storage of pupils/staff bikes should they be able to ride to school and that these will lead to measurable improvements in stakeholders views on the safety and health of pupils/staff as a result.