BATS have developed a Travel Training program.
Travel Training is a key life skill. Service users benefit from increased confidence, greater social interaction, increasing life choices and exercise which leads to well-being and reducing isolation. We believe in promoting inclusion for all.
Travel Training is a gradual process. Our module works in stages and is designed to suit individual needs. There are six stages to fully complete a Full Travel Training program. We do offer Smaller (mini) programs also.
Every service user will receive an initial assessment, followed by a route and risk assessment. This assists the trainer in developing a PIP (Personal Independent Plan) outlining key milestones, objectives and aims. All service users will work through a working Manual which is completed in a class room setting. Our Red Bus Day is a fantastic workshop promoting Personal safety.
Our school's benefit from the Travel Training Ambassador who represents Travel Training and act as a point of contact between students and trainers.
We worked very closely with a London Borough of Bexley school to assist in achieving the Healthy Schools award from the Mayor of London; below is the short film made on this.
Travel Training Video
This video gives a insight into the BATS Travel Training service and features interviews with the previous CEO, Headteachers, road safety personnel from Bexley council, Police staff and children who have used the service. The footage gives an overview of all stages of Travel Training: the initial classroom-learning stage, going out with accredited travel trainers who explain hazards and encourage children to make informed road safety decisions, to going out in the 'Big Red Bus'(See Post:13/06/2012 - Big Red Bus Day ) and how to stay safe on public transport.
Boroughs worked within:
London Borough of Bexley
London Borough of Bromley
Royal Borough of Greenwich
London Borough of Lewisham
All our Travel Trainers are highly experienced with extensive training including:
Accredited Travel Training course, Basic BSL sign language, safeguarding Adults & Children, disability awareness course, Risk assessment course, Safeguarding people with disabilities, Deaf awareness course. Full DBS checked.
All trainers are First Aid trained and all trainers carry First Aid kits.
For any enquiries into our service or packages and prices please contact:
Travel Training Manager
Direct Line:01322 311333 (press option 4)
Working with the BATS ethos "Every person matters"
You are also welcome to make a direct enquiry, or provide feedback, using our contact page.