As one of the leading Eco-Schools in the country we encourage our pupils (& their parents) to travel to & from school as sustainably as possible. To help ensure that this is done as safely as possible we offer bespoke scooter and Bikeability (bicycle) training to our pupils, delivered by our team of qualified staff.
Pupils undertake a 30 minute session on the school grounds where they learn the key skills of scooting to school safely such as high visibility clothing, respecting pedestrians, safe pavement usage, crossing the road, safe stopping distance, skatepark etiquette, road awareness and scooter control.
After completing their training pupils will be awarded their TAB scooter permit
We advise that all pupils undertake scooter training before riding their scooter to school
Bikeability is the government recognised syllabus for cycle training in the UK and our courses are based on the National Standard for cycle and instructor training.
Cycling is a life skill and learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage and our progressive courses support pupils’ skills, confidence and cycling ability during their level 1 training, undertaken on the school grounds, before heading to local roads to complete their level 2 training.
Pupils must demonstrate competent cycle control skills during their level 1 training to progress to on-road training.
Our level 1 and 2 courses are not designed to teach pupils how to ride their bike, but to increase their skills, observation, hazard awareness and perception of risk with support from qualified instructors.
Pupils will receive a Bikeability certificate, badge and booklet after completing their training. Feedback will be provided to parents/carers on the certificate with clear information about their child's cycling abilities.
Riding a bike or scooter to school can improve both physical and mental wellbeing as well as being a great form of transport, it's also good news for the environment and helps reduce traffic and carbon emissions.