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Independent Travel

At HVH school we have adopted parts of the Travel Training for Independence programme which has been introduced to schools and colleges by Staffordshire County Council over the last few years.

Travel Training for Independence programme aims to help young people by giving them the skills and knowledge they need to become safe independent travellers.


The system works like traffic lights - 
Students start with an introductory level and work through red, amber and green levels slowly building their skills and confidence.  Students will be assessed at the end of each level and awarded a certificate if they pass.


Students gradually build their skills – for example showing that they know their way around their own school, then the local area to the school before moving further away.  They will learn to be aware of hazards around them, how to cross the road safely, and what to do if they have a problem.  Students will have to show they can give their name, their telephone number and the address of their school and can contact their home or school by mobile or public phone.
Once they are confident as pedestrians, they will move on to build other skills including using public transport.

The levels have been adapted for use in our school and surrounding environment.