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Travel to School Action Plans - September 2021

stars-logo2What is a School Travel Plan?

  • School site specific data from all teams involved in school travel
  • Maps to encourage active travel and discourage parking in immediate school area
  • Actions for schools to follow with free resources and support
  • A range of initiatives, promoting active, safe and sustainable travel to support your school throughout the full school year

SCC support:

  • Curriculum linked activities and lesson plans for KS1, KS2 & KS3
  • Modeshift Stars travel planning tool free for the school, a rewards-based scheme to influence travel modes.
  • Air Quality Monitoring using diffusion tube testing and real-time hand-held monitors.
  • Calendar of campaigns for your school to get involved with, supported with resources.
  • Cycle training and other Bikeabiity modules, as well as resource packs for after school activites.
  • Parent engagement at open days, school fairs and parent’s evenings.
  • Support for your school council, eco council or active travel council with regular newsletters.
  • Competitions, activities and rewards for your school to take part in.
  • Assemblies, lessons and activities linked to air quality and active travel. These can be delivered 'virtually'.        

Benefits to your school include:

  • Improved air quality - Previous engagement has seen air pollution levels around the school fall by over 20%.
  • Reduced car parking required and less traffic around the school.•Lowers school carbon footprint.
  • Increases health and well-being of staff, children and parents; as well as neighbours.
  • Improving the image of the school.
  • Improved concentration and learning - Research shows active travel affects classroom results.

All Staffordshire Schools were issued with a "Travel to School Action Plan" during September 2020 to support the return to school Covid 19 restart.  

Contact

Contact the active school travel team.

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