School Bus Behaviour Policy
Co-op Academy Swinton
School Bus Behaviour
Version | September 2020
Co-op Academy Swinton expects students to display the same high standards of behaviour we have come to expect in school, when using the school transport. This applies for the Free School Bus from Little Hulton and any other transport provided to students for trips and sports events.
In the unsupervised environment of the Free School Bus, it is possible that standards of behaviour can deteriorate.
This policy outlines the expected standards of behaviour, via a Code of Conduct and provides the possible sanctions for breaking these standards.
This policy has been updated during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and follows the guidelines for travel on public transport that the UK government sets. Covid-19 current requirements have been highlighted in red and must be adhered to at all times to protect the safety of students and the driver of the bus.
The latest government guidance can be viewed at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers
1. Code of Conduct
1.1 The following code of conduct applies to students travelling on school buses:
Code of Conduct
Respect for others and their property
Waiting for pick up
On the bus
Student must NOT:
Using approved bus stops
Leaving the bus
In an emergency
Student must NOT:
1.2 To reflect the fact that the journey to and from school should be an opportunity to prepare, relax and unwind, the school permits students to perform the following activities during travel:
- Use media/audio devices, provided headphones are worn and audio is restricted to sensible levels* Check the latest school Covid-19 policy for use of media devices.
- Use mobile phones, provided noise levels are kept to a sensible level and they are not used in a manner that breaks the Code of Conduct* Check the latest school Covid-19 policy for use of mobile phones.
* Neither Co-op Academy Swinton nor the Bus Company takes any responsibility for any equipment that may be lost, stolen or damaged.
1.3 Students are required to respect the rights of other passengers to a safe and enjoyable journey.
2. Sanctions for Unacceptable Behaviour
2.1 As part of its commitment to providing a safe environment for the transport of children and young people to and from school. The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) reserves the right to revoke a Free School Bus Pass if a student’s behaviour is deemed unacceptable.
2.2 Should a student breach the Code of Conduct and action is required, this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
2.3 During the Covid-19 pandemic failure to respect the travel guidance and deliberately placing risk on fellow students or the bus driver will result in an instant ban from the school bus.
School Bus Behavior Policy-September 2020