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Road safety: question of the week

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Should primary schools provide road safety training?

We were asked this question by the school business manager of a medium-size urban primary school in the west Midlands.

Now the clocks have gone back, I have been thinking  especially about how to keep pupils safe on their journeys to and from school. I've noticed a lot of concern about this among The Key's members.

The article we published in response to this question relays information from two government departments - Education and Transport. It also links to road safety resources, including a lesson pack and assembly plans. In response to related questions, I have also looked into when to allow pupils to walk home alone (or with siblings), and found examples of school policies on walking home alone.

Members of The Key for School Leaders can read our article on road safety training here. If you’re a school leader who hasn’t used The Key before, you can register for a free trial here. Free trial membership entitles you to access up to five articles on The Key's website.

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