The aim of the programme is to provide support to schools on becoming healthier places for staff and students to work and learn. The National Healthy School Standard Guidance states that:
By developing a Travel Plan a school is showing its commitment toward the health and well being of its pupils and staff. Travel Plans are recognised as sources of evidence for the focus areas within the Healthy School Standard:
Personal, Social and Health Education
Emotional health and well-being
For example, in the guidance for assessing 'Physical Activity' as a core theme, one of the criteria is: 'encourages pupils, parents/carers and staff to walk or cycle to school under safe conditions, utilising the school travel plan'.
View our handout 'How do School Travel Plans link to Healthy Schools and Sustainable Schools?'