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Getting to school

School Crossing Patrols

School Crossing patrols ensure the travel to and from school for local children is as safe a possible.

This is a picture of a School Crossing Patroller

Helping children get to school safely

Although local authorities are not required by law to provide a School Crossing Patrol service, we recognise the significant role that they play in reducing the number of road accidents involving children. The service has the duty of seeing children safely across the road at specific sites on their journey to and from school. The patrols normally work two times a day during the school term 8.30am - 9.15am (morning shift) and 2.40pm - 3.55pm (afternoon shift).

Parental responsibility

Whilst every effort is made to staff each site during the school term, cover can't be guaranteed as sites can become vacant, often at very short notice. It should be noted that even where a school crossing patrol is provided, parents remain responsible for ensuring their child's safety on their whole journey to and from school.

Legislation

It's an offence under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, for a driver to fail to stop for a patroller wearing the official uniform and displaying the patrol stop sign. It's also an offence for a driver to move off whilst the patroller is still on the road.

The school crossing patrols were given extended powers by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001, meaning that patrollers can now stop traffic to help adults cross the road, as well as children going to and from school.

Recruitment

Do you want to be a key part of your community? Can you help get our kids to and from school safely?

We are currently recruiting for patrollers at the following sites:

School Crossing Patroller Vacancies
LocationSchool/LocationTimes (approx)
ClarkstonCarolside Primary School8.30am - 9.15am (morning shift)
2.40pm - 3.55pm (afternoon shift)
EagleshamEaglesham Primary School & Nursery8.30am - 9.15am (morning shift)
2.40pm - 3.55pm (afternoon shift)
BusbyBusby Primary School8.30am - 9.15am (morning shift)
2.40pm - 3.55pm (afternoon shift)
Newton MearnsKirkhill Primary School x28.30am - 9.15am (morning shift)
2.40pm - 3.55pm (afternoon shift)
Thornliebank Thornliebank Primary School8.30am - 9.15am (morning shift)
2.40pm - 3.55pm (afternoon shift)
  All posts are 10 hours per week

We are continually recruiting for various sites across the authority. Please feel free to get in contact if you would be interested in patrolling.

If you are interested in joining the team, please email facilitiesmanagement@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk or call 0141 577 3321.

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