To help determine levels of current School Travel Plan (STP) activity in Hampshire and to assist in the determination of Planning Applications (where a STP is required) the County Council has devised assessment criteria for schools developing and implementing STPs (defined below).
Level One – Working Towards a School Travel Plan (STP)
A school that has taken ownership of travel issues and is keen to implement measures to address and resolve them.
(Two out of three criteria to be met to define a school as level one)
- School Travel Initiatives in place, for example:
- HCC approved walking initiative
- HCC approved cycling initiative
- STP presentation to school by STP coordinator or delegated other
- Named contact within the school for STP
Level Two – Draft School Travel Plan (STP)
A school that has prepared and submitted a draft STP (that includes specific targets and actions) in consultation with the school community. (Both of the criteria to be met to define a school as Level Two)
- Representative Working Group established with terms of reference
- Draft STP produced and submitted to the School Travel Plan Co-ordinator, including:
- Outline of current situation and survey
- Specific measurable targets
- Action plan (including dates)
- Plans for monitoring
Level Three – Active School Travel Plan (STP)
A school that has had its STP adopted by the school community, and submits annual progress reports with supporting evidence of achievements. School requiring a STP as part of a Planning Application will need to achieve Level Three for their STP to be approved by the School Travel Plan Co-ordinator.
(Both of the criteria to be met to define school as Level Three - Schools should also have taken part in the annual hands-up survey)
- STP adopted by the Full Governing Body and included within the School Development Plan
- Annual review of STP and targets and evidence of progress achieved