School Crossing Patrol
Cheshire’s School Crossing Patrol Service ensures the safety of school children crossing roads at just under 100 points across the county.
School Crossing Patrols started in Cheshire in 1954. Their role has never been more important than today and as the number of vehicles on the road increases, so does the danger for our children when crossing the roads.
To manage the crossing points our School Crossing Patrols require a combination of professional skills to manage the traffic, and personal skills to deal with children, drivers, parents and teachers.
The role involves dealing will many day to day challenges, from poor weather conditions to rude drivers and cheeky children. Job satisfaction overcomes this through the relationships built up, and the respect received from the local community.
School Crossing Patrols are employed by Cheshire East Council. Transport Service Solutions (TSS) - a company owned and controlled by Cheshire East Council is responsible for appointment, training, supervision and administration of the service.
How do we request a School Crossing Patrol on our road?
The Head Teacher or the school governing body are required to put in writing the request for a site visit along with the circumstances and recommendations as to where the proposed crossing should be sited. Road Safety site assessments are scored taking into consideration the road, the volume of traffic using the road at school times and the number of pedestrians. There must be a minimum of at least 15 unaccompanied children.
All requests for School Crossing Patrol sites must come through the local schools.
School Crossing Patrol Vacancies
You can find details of the current school crossing patrol vacancies on the Transport Service Solutions Jobs web page.