Pedestrian training for children
Streets Ahead - Child pedestrian training scheme
Streets Ahead is a pedestrian training scheme for Year 2 children (six to seven years old) delivered in schools. The scheme teaches skills for dealing with road safety situations including:
- crossing roads
- using special crossing places
- playing safely
- choosing the safest route
Online Authorisation Form and Certificate Request Form available now
The scheme is given by volunteers who are trained by our Road Safety Team. Volunteers are usually parents, LSAs, or Governors but can be anyone within the school community with an interest in children’s road safety (for example grandparents, other staff or the local School Crossing Patrol). All volunteers are checked for their suitability with an Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau Check) before they can work with children.
How to set up the scheme
If you are interested in setting up Streets Ahead at your school, your first step will be to ensure you have the support of the Year 2 staff and headteacher. Then you will need to look for volunteers. For more information and materials to promote Streets Ahead at your school, please contact the Road Safety Team.
How to become a trainer
To become a Streets Ahead trainer at your local school you will need to be nominated by the headteacher by completing the form below and then attend one of our training sessions. All volunteers have to be checked with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) for their suitability to work with children. Once the Road Safety Team receive nomination forms we can either arrange a cluster training session at the school or invite you to one of the sessions below:
- Greatham Primary School (East Hampshire) - Thursday 22 January, 9:30am - 11:00am
- Braishfield Primary School (near Romsey) - Thursday 29 January, 1.30pm - 3.00pm
- Oakley Infant School (Basingstoke) - Tuesday 3 February, 1.30pm - 3.00pm
- Fawley Infant School - Wednesday 11 February, 13:30pm - 3:00pm
- Northern Infant School - Tuesday 3 March, 9:30am - 11:00am
I'm a parent, how can I get my child trained?
Your first step is to approach your child’s school and ask if they are running Streets Ahead courses. If they are not, the Road Safety Team can assist in setting up the scheme. Ask the school to contact the team for further information and assistance.
Telephone: 01962 846100
Contact road safety team