We have offically launched our Walking bus, as a way to improve safety, support the community and to improve attendance and punctuality.
We have two members of staff picking children up from agreed stops and walking them to the Academy along a set route. The children walk in pairs and everybody wears a high visibility jacket. A member of staff acts as a 'Driver' (adult leading the bus from the front) and a 'Conductor' (adult supervising the bus from the rear) at the back.
Parents or Carers are responsible for bringing their child(ren) to the stop and waiting until the walking bus arrives. Children are collected at Pick Up Points along the route at set times.
Our walking bus gives our children an opportuntity to consider personal safety, as well as coming to school on time and have breakfast with their peers.