TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR CODE

Introduction

It has always been an expectation of Marshfield pupils that they behave in an acceptable manner on their way to and from school. And, it has always formed part of the ‘Information for Parents Handbook'.

 

The Welsh Assembly Government has introduced a Travel Behaviour Code which schools, Local Authorities, pupils and parents must adhere to.  Its purpose is to ensure that children do not endanger themselves or others on their way to and from school.

The Code covers all types of transport used and walkers.

 

Following is an explanation of the code and the sanctions that will occur should the Code be broken.

 

  

Introduction

It has always been an expectation of Marshfield pupils that they behave in an acceptable manner on their way to and from school. And, it has always formed part of the ‘Information for Parents Handbook'.

 

The Welsh Assembly Government has introduced a Travel Behaviour Code which schools, Local Authorities, pupils and parents must adhere to.  Its purpose is to ensure that children do not endanger themselves or others on their way to and from school.

The Code covers all types of transport used and walkers.

 

Following is an explanation of the code and the sanctions that will occur should the Code be broken.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

Pupils

  • All pupils must follow the code on their journeys to and from school.
  • If a pupil notes a breach of the Code then they should inform a teacher, bus driver, parent or appropriate person.

Parents

  • Parents should accept responsibility for encouraging good behaviour.
  • They should be aware that breaches of the code could have implications through the imposition of sanctions
  • Parents will be responsible for their child's attendance at school should transport be withdrawn.
  • Finally, they should co-operate with the school, local authority and transport companies to enforce the Code.

What Happens If an Incident Occurs?

Unacceptable Behaviour

This includes incidents such as shouting, littering, failure to follow the instruction of the driver:

1st Offence: 

The pupils will receive a verbal warning and the LA will be notified.

2nd Offence: 

The LA will write to the parents notifying them of the breaches of the Code and the consequences.

3rd Offence:

The LA will consider withdrawal of the transport or will meet with parents.

 

Dangerous Behaviour

This include threat of physical danger to others such as harassment, bullying, verbal threats, pushing, distracting the driver.

 

1st Offence:

The parents will receive a letter from the LA. A withdrawal of transport may be considered.

2nd Offence:

The LA will strongly consider withdrawal of transport.