A school travel plan (STP) is a document produced by the school which takes account of all of the issues relevant to journeys to and from that individual school. It should include concerns about safety and health, and ideas on how improvements can be made.
The STP is a basis for measuring change and when approved by the school board it can become a formal statement of school policy. A well thought out STP can be an instrument for drawing down funds for improvements and initiating new projects.
Developing and writing the plan helps to:
A completed plan is:
Anyone who you think could benefit your STP. This could include, pupils, parents, teachers, Council Roads Department, the School Board, local residents, councillors, road safety officers, local police officers and health and environmental promotion teams.
Remember to keep the pupils of your school fully involved in the STP process. The pupils are well placed to point out the difficulties that they encounter when travelling to and from school.
A School Travel Plan template is available to download from this page.
If you are interested in STPs and wish further information, please contact us using the details below.
You can also refer to the Scottish Government's Scottish School Travel Advisory Group report.
Roads, Traffic & Transportation
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452369 / 450000 Fax: 01259 727451