ROAD SAFETY ACCREDITATION 2021
We have now received our Silver Accreditation for the work that the school, especially Mrs Fremantle and her JRSOs, have completed in conjunction with the STARS TfL Road Safety team. The Silver Award is for ‘Engaging with wider school community to influence travel behaviours; starting to see a shift away from car use for your pupils, parents/carers and school staff and for, within two academic years, completing 20 road travel activities, 10 supporting activities and 5 consultation activities.
Whiteheath Walking Zone Map
As a school we are actively encouraging children and parents to walk to school and try and keep the area outside our school traffic free. Together with the London Borough of Hillingdon we have devised a colourful map to show the streets which are within 5 and 10 minute walk away.
Remember, walking to school is one of the easiest ways to improve our health and keep our air clean. Why not make walking to school part of your daily routine.
ONE WAY SCHEME ON WHITEHEATH AVENUE
We have a one way scheme on Whiteheath Avenue to ensure the safety of our school community. Please see attached.
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 encourage our 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!