Good To Go: 'Learning to Travel Today for our Journey Tomorrow'

Why this is leading practice

The Aspire Federation continues to develop bespoke travel training packages to provide outstanding outcomes for our learners. The ethos of  the programme is that learners thrive and become confident, resillient learners who can access opportunities based on personal need and develop their confidence and independence.

The changing nature of the cohort means our  programme has evolved to ensure learners are provided with opportunities to follow a personalised programme.  We have developed our outstanding practice further to include learners achieving an accredited qualification for their travel training experiences.

Impact to date

 The impact of the scheme  provides the young people with an Independence that effects their entire  life.  The I T T scheme is personalised to reflect  the amount of initial support needed for each learner from the initial involvement to refresher training on an ongoing basis .

 The impact the scheme is having is evidenced through reporting , monitoring and conversation with parents staff and learners. the scheme is well served by the attention and management of the dedicated member of staff responsible for the initiative appointed as she has excellent knowledge of the the learners and families needs .she is available to work with the learners from very early in the morning and twilight hours in the initial stages of the learners  training.

Rationale / Start Point

To prepare learners for adulthood.

To build learner self confidence and resillience when travelling in the community.

To enable learners to be safe and know where to ask for help when using public transport or travelling in the community.

To develop learners social experiences by providing a travel training package to allow them to travel to external curriculum opportunities and/or social activities outside of the school/college day.


Key Strategies

 Practice in real travel experiences 

Recreating real life experiences 

 landmark training on routes 

 advanced road safety

aspects of socialization outside the school environment 

safety  procedures using technology  ( mobile phones )

refresher training 

stranger danger awareness

involvement of all staff in the school 

 learner referrals and staff referrals to the scheme

impact recording fortnightly

Sustainability and Further Development

 The senior member of staff with responsibility for the I T  T scheme is disseminating the learning via the schools federation and mainstream schools in the L.A.  she  also intends to work closely with the SK independent living services companies in the area to  combine the independent travel training with the post school skills training in the area .


Lead Establishment

Oakfield High School and College
Long Lane
Greater Manchester
01942 776142
Headteacher / Manager
Mrs S Allen
Local Authority
Phase of Education
Post 16, Secondary
Type and Status of Provider

Published: 05 November 2017
Expires: 05 November 2020

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