Journey to and from school, including cycling.
Students are expected to demonstrate a high standard of conduct on the journey to and from school as each person is an ambassador for our school
As we welcome in the new year we feel it is important we remind everyone of the requirements of safe cycling, as well as conduct on the journey to and from school. We have a responsibility to ensure the safety of every single child in our care, and to uphold the duty of care to keep them safe with the correct precautions.
May I draw your attention to the school behaviour policy, which clearly states the expectations for students on their journey to and from school:
Students are expected to demonstrate a high standard of conduct on the journey to and from school as each person is an ambassador for our school. We expect the very best of behaviour and conduct.
Students are expected to:
- To arrive at school and leave school in full uniform.
- If you have PE lesson 5 – you may wear your full school PE kit home with your blazer.
- To use the traffic lights crossings to cross the road safely.
- To use the cycle lanes/pedestrian zones safely.
- To take any litter home and dispose of it properly.
- To respect our neighbours and all local residents.
- Always wear a cycle helmet if cycling.
Unfortunately, a few students are unable to follow a basic level of expectation and level of safety. From Monday we expect all students who cycle to school to be equipped fully with the correct safety equipment. If a student is found to be riding inconsiderately i.e. across grass verges, weaving between pedestrians, pulling wheelies on the pavement/road. Then we will no longer have any alternative but to confiscate the child’s bike, and hold it for the parent/carer to collect the bike.
We feel if we do not take this course of action then there is a very strong chance that a child will be very seriously hurt.
Likewise, we will not allow students to ride their bikes if they are not equipped with a safety helmet.
I trust you will join us in wishing to keep your child safe, and away from harm. If you require financial assistance in purchasing a bicycle helmet, please do contact me at the school.
Miss S Exton
Assistant Headteacher - Ready for Learning