Road safety- The Footsteps guide to parents
When children are at primary school, they are normally walked to school by their parent/carer who ensures they cross the road safely by telling them where and when it is safe to cross. This does not prepare children for the time when they start to walk to school without an adult.
The Footsteps programme is simple for parents to use as it can be carried out in normal everyday situations such as walking to school or to the local shops. Rather than telling children what to do, parents/carers are encouraged to ask lots of open questions to make the children think about the decisions they are making. Making these decisions safely while in the company of a supporting adult will mean they will be better prepared for dealing with roads and traffic once they begin going out on their own. Please see the useful guide below:
Operation Encompass- Domestic abuse support
Operation Encompass is a charitable organisation set up in 2011, which has since enabled effective interventions for many thousands of children who've experienced domestic abuse. We are an operation encompass school which enables us to work closely with Thames Valley Police to support our children following domestic abuse. See the information for parents/carers below: