Serious road safety concerns

Dear Parents/Carers,
Sadly, we are becoming accustomed to receiving what seems to be daily phone calls from members of the public about our pupils, relating to road safety concerns. Some of our pupils are still not taking care on the roads around the academy. Motorists are having to avoid pupils on bikes and scooters or perform emergency stops for careless pedestrians.

What is even more distressing is the fact that, when some of our pupils are spoken to about their total lack of road sense, they have responded abusively and aggressively, almost implying that the motorist is in the wrong! The motorists concerned take the trouble to contact us out of concern for our pupils.

With the summer holidays approaching, please can you have words with your children about the massive importance of safety awareness and sense. Our roads are becoming busier and therefore potentially more dangerous.