Travel Training

Travel Training Service -Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme (BATS)

BATS have developed a Travel Training program, 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.

This 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.

BATS understand that COVID-19 may bring about new worries regarding your child being Travel Trained.

BATS trainers ensure safety is paramount, it is essential your child understands about travelling during COVID and being Travel Trained.

BATS have compiled a “Travel Training and COVID” module to help students understand that it is still very important to take up travel training at this time and ensuring an basic understanding of the rules around COVID.

You are welcome to contact us to come and deliver this service to your school or download the “Travel Training and COVID“ module.

DO’s AND DON’Ts

DO:

  • Download for your child and help them.
  • Download for your class.

DON’T:

  • Download and modify to your own branding.
  • Present it as yours, this remains the property of BATS.

Please contact BATS for more information.

Good luck COVID warriors!

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:

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 the 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’ and how to stay safe on public transport.

SUPPORT

Working in conjunction with Bexley Council Road Safety Transport for London, Bromley Safer Transport Police, Croydon Safer Transport Police, Stagecoach, Go-Ahead bus.

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.

ENQUIRY

For any enquiries into our service or packages and prices please contact:

Sandy MuseTravel Training Manager

sandy.muse@bexleyct.co.uk

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.


My Daughter, Maisie, has recently done travel training before she did the training she was a nervous wreck so was I, but since completing it, it is like I have got a different child. She has changed, her confidence is just sky high, it is unbelievable what this has one for her, truly unbelievable.

Lisa Harris


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