Road safety in schools

​Interested in road safety at your school? Fancy doing something about it? Then we have the schemes for you.

Road Safety Heroes (RSHs)

The Road Safety Heroes scheme is designed to bring issues of road safety to schools in a fun and exciting package.

A very important part of the programme is to encourage primary school pupils to take part and become Road Safety Heroes themselves. A Road Safety Hero is a role taken up by primary school pupils to help raise road safety awareness and promote road safety issues to everyone in their school and the wider community.

​Developed by the Highways Safety Team at Northamptonshire Highways, the Road Safety Heroes website is designed to bring issues of road safety to schools in a fun and exciting package.

A very important part of our programme is to encourage primary school pupils to take part and become Road Safety Heroes (RSH) themselves.

​A Road Safety Hero is a role taken up by primary school pupils to help raise road safety awareness and promote road safety issues to everyone in their school and the wider community.

RSH's provide a variety of road safety information to pupils and the school community by holding assemblies, mini-publicity campaigns or running competitions and events etc.

​Road Safety Heroes is computer based to reduce the need for producing paper documents. For every school taking part in the RSH scheme there will be a RSH Co-ordinator, an adult in the school who supports the RSHs in carrying out their duties.

Pupils are invited to apply for the position of RSH by completing an application form. The nominated teacher/helper should aim to choose one pupil from Year five and another from Year six. However, this is flexible and schools are free to choose pupils to suit their needs.

On the form they have to say why they would like the job and what would make them a good RSH. The applicants may then be asked to attend an interview.

The interview panel can be made up of the RSHs who are finishing and a teacher and/or the RSH Co-ordinator. Some schools may also want to involve other pupils by having Assistants or Deputies to form a RSH team.

Currently, any primary school in Northamptonshire can sign up.

​Contact the Road Safety Team roadsafety@kierwsp.co.uk to register the school/teacher.

A member of the team will visit the school to talk through the set-up procedure.

​It is FOC and we will provide badges and stickers for your heroes.

​It will take a minimum of 2-3 hours per week.

You will need to have a minimum of two.

We access the website and monitor the activity.

​RSH is a modern interpretation of the JRSO scheme and has been designed to eliminate paper. The website is easy to follow with a variety of apps. It also contains lesson plans based around the National Curriculum to help make it easier for teachers to plan their lessons.

SID (Speed and Traffic Surveys for Schools)

How would you like to help the Road Safety Team to monitor speed and traffic around your school? Pupils go out with members of the team to gather data relating to the Fatal Four Topics. All data that is collected can then be used within the classroom.

2 Fast 2 Soon

What is it?

The presentation is split into two parts.

The first part is a DVD which shows a reconstruction of a collision involving young drivers.

The second part is an interactive presentation done by The Safer Roads Team from Northamptonshire Highways, Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue. This presentation looks at:

  • Peer pressure
  • Mobile phone use
  • Speed
  • Seat belts
  • Drinking and driving

Who is it aimed at?

  • The presentations are aimed at Year 12 students who are about to become new drivers or Year 12 students who are already driving.
  • The Road Safety Team will come in and present this free of charge to your school as part of an assembly, PHSE or citizen session.
  • The whole presentation lasts no more than one hour.

Your Choice

What is it?

A new modular presentation, which aims to influence behaviour change.
It is presented to small, class-size groups and engages the students with groups activities, which encourages them to be fully involved in the outcome of the session

Who is it aimed at?

The presentation is aimed at Year 13 students, the majority of who are already driving and looks at the current causations of collisions in an interactive workshop. It is also designed as a follow up of 2Fast2Soon.

Further information

To find out more about any of the initiatives listed above, please email roadsafety@kierwsp.co.uk or visit our school travel pages.

Bikeability

Cycling is an effective sustainable mode of travel to school, however, all pupils cycling must be made aware of the need for safety and security when cycling.

The National Standard Cycle Training is a progressive scheme that moves through three levels to give parents the reassurance that their children have the necessary skills and confidence to cycle to school. Children are encouraged to achieve all three levels of training.

If you would like further information regarding Bikeability training please contact us on cycletraining@kierwsp.co.uk or see our National Standard Cycle Training page for scheme information.

Bikeability training in Northamptonshire is provided by our approved partners Outspoken Training Ltd (www.outspokentraining.co.uk) who can be contacted on by telephone on 01223 473820 or by e-mail:

team@outspokentraining.co.uk