As a parent, you will have understandable road safety concerns for your child which are likely to change as your child gets older. Road crashes are the biggest cause of death among 5-25 year-olds. But there are key steps you can take to help protect your child.
We are aware that the roads near our school can be a hectic place but ask that everyone plays their part in abiding by the rules. We are constantly monitoring the parking issues outside of school and are reporting anyone causing obstructions to the police. PCSO's regularly patrol the school area so it is important that you are not parking on zig zag lines, blocking drives, parking on footpaths or in other illegal places. The safety of our children when arriving and departing from school is our highest priority and we appreciate your support with this matter.
By setting a good example you can ensure your child remains safe and develops road and traffic awareness.
The website BRAKE has advice for parents travelling with children in the car, families on foot, cycling, crossing the road and more.
THINK! also runs a road safety campaign with advice and guidance for parents including road safety videos highlighting the importance of staying safe near roads.
The poster below highlights key rules for children to follow when crossing the road. There is also a useful PowerPoint below to look at with children and it is useful to discuss road safety at home to reinforce what we teach in school.