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School crossing patrols

​School crossing patrols in South Gloucestershire ensure that children and adults are able to cross the road safely on their route to and from school. Full training and uniform is provided.

The school crossing patrols are given the power under the law to stop traffic and those failing to comply can be prosecuted.

All school crossing patrols provide a really valuable service to local children and to the community.

Applying to be a school crossing patrol

South Gloucestershire Council’s Road Safety Team are looking for community minded people who would like to help local children travel to school safely.

Become a school crossing patrol hero at the schools listed below and help children cross the road safely on their route to and from school. Working hours are 5 hours a week (approximately 30 minutes each morning and afternoon).

Almondsbury Primary School
Elm Park Primary
Hanham Abbots
Iron Acton Primary School
Longwell Green Primary School
Manorbrook Primary School, Thornbury
North Road Primary School, Yate
Stanbridge Primary School
Staple Hill Primary School
St Barnabas Primary School
St Michaels C of EVC Primary School, Winterbourne

There are currently 41 sites across South Gloucestershire. Recruitment is ongoing – if you are interested in applying please contact us on 01454 863611 or visit our jobs website for the current vacancies.

No formal qualifications or experience are required as we will train suitable applicants.  Experience of working with or being responsible for children is desirable and knowledge of the Highway Code as a driver, cyclist or pedestrian would also be helpful. We will consider job share applications or availability to work just morning or afternoon shifts.

The main duty of a school crossing patrol is to judge when it is best to signal for traffic to stop and to ensure the safety of the people wishing to cross.

We also look for our patrols to build and maintain a good working relationship with the children, parents, drivers and the schools that does not compromise the safety or the efficient and effective operation of the site.

If you feel that you fit this description and would like to help local children travel to school safely and become a vital part of the local community please contact the road safety team for an informal discussion or application form.

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