Patrols are employed to help provide a safer route for pupils travelling to and from school. By providing this service they are assisting in encouraging sustainable travel and healthy living options.
There are currently over 60 school crossing patrol officers in Suffolk serving their local community primary schools.
Any request for a Patrol should be in writing and supported by the school that the site would serve. Sites will be assessed using a set criteria – this will include counting pedestrian (unaccompanied children 11 years and under) and traffic flow through the area. For further information please contact us.
Where a point is unsupervised for any reason we will endeavour to provide relief cover. It should be noted that this cover is usually provided for a period of up to 3 days. If after this period of time the Patrol Officer is unable to return to work the school/s will be contacted to confirm that the site will be unsupervised.
If no relief cover is available the school/s will be contacted.
Please note: a pupil’s journey to and from school is a parental responsibility.
All vacant patrol posts are advertised on suffolkjobsdirect – if you are interested in joining the team visit the website for more information.