Weekly Newsletter – Road Safety on Thistley Hough

Dear Parents/Carers

Re: Road Safety on Thistley Hough

Further to my letter dated 05 January 2018, I write with deep concern that a number of our students are still not exercising caution when crossing the roads around the Academy on their journeys to and from school.

During form time yesterday, students were shown real footage of a student who was involved in an accident on Newcastle Lane. Whilst we appreciate that this footage was shocking, we believe it was necessary to highlight the importance of taking good care whilst crossing the road. During this dedicated form time, we reminded students to ensure that they do not use their mobile phones, headphones or other devices whilst crossing the road, and again impressed upon them the importance of taking the utmost care whilst crossing the road. We would urge that you continue to discuss the importance of this with your son/daughter at home.

Thistley Hough Academy is continuing to work closely with the Local Authority and Councillors to address ongoing concerns with regard to road safety around the Academy. The wellbeing of our students is paramount, and we are committed to ensuring that we do all we can to educate them with regard to keeping themselves safe when crossing the road. I am however, disappointed that a number of parents/carers are continuing to park on the pedestrian crossing and other restricted areas outside of the Academy. As advised in my previous correspondence, we have now started to photograph and pass on the registration plates, of any cars causing an obstruction, to the relevant authorities, and will continue to do this as part of our road safety campaign.

Whilst I am thankful to the majority of parents/carers who adhere to the restrictions in place, I again ask that parents/carers use the lower car park drop off zone to ensure that we are all doing all that we can to ensure the safety of your children.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely


Holly Hartley


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