Parent Information -
We aim to help children learn about keeping safe at home, school and beyond!
The health, safety and well-being of all of our children are of paramount importance to all of the adults that work at St. Anne’s Church Academy.
We are very proud to announce that over the past year we have attained the Modeshift STARS Platinum award for our road safety and sustainable travel initiatives. We regularly have different events and activities in school to help children to become more aware whilst out and about.
North Somerset School of the Year 2023.
It also gives us great pleasure to inform you that St Anne’s Church Academy has been awarded North Somersets School of the Year for three years running.
We have been recognised for showing best practice in the promotion of walking, cycling and other forms of sustainable travel for the journey to and from school and achieving our Bronze Modeshift Stars Travel Award in July 2018.
An award ceremony was held at SS Great Britain and we had the privilege of taking a small group of children from both Hewish and West Wick to the awards. At the event the children were encourage to create and plan new ways of reducing car use on the journey to school.
In November 2018, Tarmac Southwest kindly spent the whole day at our Hewish Campus with one of their lorries, helping the children understand how to be safe around large vehicles. The children were able to climb into the cabin allowing them to see for themselves the lorry driver’s view. Tarmac Southwest explained to the children that if they cannot see the driver, he cannot see them. The children (and adults!) had an amazing day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves while learning a valuable lesson around road safety. We would like to say a big “Thank You” to Tarmac Southwest for their time. There are some photos below of the children enjoying the visit.
We have held a road safety week, with an array of exciting activities, competitions and events encouraging and teaching the children how to be safe road and pedestrian users.
We encourage our families of our Hewish Campus to take advantage of the parking arrangements we have negotiated by working in partnership with the Full Quart to provide additional parking to enable children to walk to school as well as using our own minibus service. We strongly encourage as many car users as possible to use the Full Quart at collection times to avoid congestion and promote pupil safety during these times. Below you will find a minibus slip which you can hand into the office at Hewish if you would like your child to have a space on the minibus.
Please take a look at our Travel Travel leaflets below
Bikeablity – Life Cycle UK
We are pleased to also be able to offer Bikeablity courses for children in Years 4 and 6. This is a great way for kids to stay active and learn age-appropriate cycle skills. Bikeability courses help your child to ride confidently while developing road safety and planning skills.
Level 1 (Year 4)
The course is led by a National Standard Instructor. The course is based in the playground where children learn basic bike skills required to progress to Level 2.
Level 2 (Year 6)
We run courses for groups of 12 children at a time, led by 2 National Standard Instructors. The course begins on the playground before quickly moving onto local roads and aims to develop and progress their skills while creating a real cycling experience.
Please take a look at the links below. They have some very helpful family friendly advice and guidance on how to stay safe as a pedestrian and as a road user, whether you are cycling, scooting or driving.
Have a go at some of our fun road safety activities below and bring them into school to share with your teacher.
Have a look at the photos from Tarmac South West Road Safety visit;