Friday, 27 May 2016

Pupil safety outside Dundee schools

Yesterday, I took part in the latest meeting of the City Council's working group tackling school parking and pupil safety outside schools across the city.

At my request, an item on the agenda was about ensuring good practice regarding parking near schools and we had a lengthy discussion about this, including ways of promoting good practice.   Included in the discussion was proposed arrangements at Harris Academy once the whole school moves to back to Perth Road in August (senior pupils only are now starting at the new building in advance of the end of the current term)

We also had a discussion about School Crossing Patrollers across the city.   The recent attempts to recruit more SCPs has been really successful with all but 2 of the 85 posts now permanently filled – the best position the city has been in in terms of SCP provision in a very long time.