PARENTS PARKING PLEDGE
Will you make the Parent Parking Pledge?
We send out a letter asking parents to consider signing the ‘Parent Parking Pledge’, a scheme developed by the London Borough of Hillingdon, in an effort to manage congestion and improve safety near the school at busy times.
The idea is simple. In return for making the pledge and agreeing to follow some basic principles set out below, parents can have a sticker to display in their car that tells the world that they are doing their bit to make a difference.
The Hillingdon-wide principles are:
• I agree to help my child / children travel actively at least once a week
• I agree to drive with consideration for others
• I agree to park away from the school gates
• I agree to never block a driveway
• I agree to turn off my engine when parked
As a school, we fully support these principles and pride ourselves in promoting road safety with our students. We strive to maintain these principles as a school to keep our students and community safe.
WALK TO SCHOOL
At Whiteheath, we promote walking to school. Children complete a travel tracker and earn certificates and badges for their efforts. Not only does walking benefit the children through exercise, it also helps us to keep Whiteheath Avenue safe.
ROAD SAFETY WORKSHOPS
At Whiteheath we promote Road Safety. Children are taught about Road Safety through links with the Borough and our Junior Road Safety Officers. Year 3 and Year 4 children are given pedestrian training and Year 6 participate in ‘Moving On’ workshops.
JUNIOR TRAVEL AMBASSDORS
We have a group of children who are the schools JTOs. They work with the school and the LA Road Safety team to promote road safety. They attend Road Safety events, provide information to other children and talk in assemblies.
CYCLING TO SCHOOL
As part of our commitment to encourage our children to come to school sustainably, actively and responsibly, we are now able to allow the Year 5 children as well as Year 6 children to ride their bikes to school.
We have a two cycle pods, so that children can bring their bikes into school and store them in the school grounds. There is a child and parent contract that must be signed before your child starts bringing their bike into school - please request these from the office.
The children will have the opportunity to take part in the Bikeability Cycling Proficiency course in Year 6, which is currently required by most secondary schools before they allow children to ride their bikes to school. Happy and safe cycling!
If you’re interested in cycling and want to find out about cycle routes near you, please click on the link below to request a free cycling map for your area.
Hillingdon Council offer FREE cycling lessons for anyone 16+ living in the borough who would like to gain confidence on the road, or those looking to return to cycling who haven't ridden for a while. The training can be on a one to one basis, with couples or even in a group! Sign up here!
‘BE BRIGHT, BE SEEN’ DAY
We have had a ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ day in January 2019, when the children dressed up in bright clothes and enjoyed a Road Safety assembly delivered by a member of the councils’ Road Safety Team. The children learnt how to keep themselves safe using the roads as a pedestrian or when in the family car or using public transport.