Evaluation and Monitoring
You’ve done all the surveys and analysis, worked out your problem hot spots, identified actions and timescales and presented it all in your School Travel Plan. So what happens next? Please make sure that the School Travel Planning Team has had an opportunity to comment on a draft of your School Travel Plan before it is signed off by the Chair of your School Governors.
The completed School Travel Plan should then be sent to the School Travel Planning Team for assessment. If it fulfils our criteria you will be awarded a Level 3 certificate and will be considered for funding through the County Council's Sustainable and Healthy Access Routes Programme. While you should have received a visit from an engineer to help identify feasible infrastructure improvements during the development of your School Travel Plan; it is only once you have been awarded a Level 3 certificate that these measures identified in your plan are eligible for funding.
The role of the school does not end with the award of a Level 3 certificate.
Following the annual review process, a school that has shown progress towards meeting one or more of their targets will be eligible for the “School Travel Planning Award”. Schools will also be entitled to use Hampshire’s “Excellence in School Travel Planning” accreditation mark on their headed paper. Schools must continue to monitor their School Travel Plan on an annual basis to be eligible to use the mark each year.
Your commitment to us and to your School Travel Plan:
Assessment will be continuous through the life of the School Travel Plan.