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Help requested posted on 4th April 2017:

Inclusive National Standards Cycle Training - request for written policy + Pre-Training Questionnaire for Schools

Today we taught a Primary child Level 1 and chose not to teach Level 2. He has Cerebral Palsy and our trainers tried to be as inclusive as possible but I would be grateful for your assistance. Currently our trainers arrive at a school each Monday to teach several dozen children Level 1. They read the Consent Forms but up until then have no knowledge if the trainees have any serious additional needs. We need to create a questionnaire to email the school months ahead when we make the class booking so to identify issues. We also need to create a written procedure for those trainees who are unable to reach level 1 or would need additional support or one to one training. Before I start these 2 tasks, please can I check if anyone have such documents in place that we can use. Thanks.

Germaine Walsh

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Response posted on 5th April 2017 by:
Emily Tester

E: emily.tester@brighton-hove.gov.uk
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Inclusive National Standards Cycle Training - request for written policy + Pre-Training Questionnaire for Schools

Our consent forms include the question 'does your child have any special medical needs or other conditions. The schools do tell us if they have a child that has special needs. With reference to trainees who are unable to finish level 1 outcomes within a group we offer the school 1 to 1 training for the trainee once the course has been completed. I would be interested in your written procedure when you have completed it. If you would like a copy of the consent form please let me know.


Response posted on 5th April 2017 by:
Hilary Wicks

E: Hilary.Wicks@essexhighways.org
T: 01245 342898

Inclusive National Standards Cycle Training - request for written policy + Pre-Training Questionnaire for Schools

Good Afternoon
We do not have procedures in place at the moment, however we are currently looking to have an online booking for our Bikeability and that will be one of extra services we will request from the schools. However we do provide "Not achieved" letters to the children who have not complete all the outcomes. If you would like a copy of these please let me know and I will email them to you.


Response posted on 5th April 2017 by:
Martina Byrne-Obee

E: martina.byrne-obee@southglos.gov.uk
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Inclusive National Standards Cycle Training - request for written policy + Pre-Training Questionnaire for Schools

Good information should be encouraged through the consent form from Parents by way of asking for any medical or behaviour issues, they are the ones agreeing their child can take part. Additional information is good from the school staff however we have found itís not always helpful as often it can come as an opinion rather than facts. We request consents to be returned to us in the office via eFax a term in advance, so that we have an opportunity to see all the information the parents have shared, if at this point I feel it would be of benefit to my instructors to have additional information I contact the parents direct, asking them to tell me about their childís condition so that instructors can better prepare for their child to take part. On a rare occasion I also get the opinion of the childís teacher however I have found that parents are a better source of information.
We have had many children with Cerebral Palsy make it out on the road and often achieve level 2 or 3 as with all children itís then up to them engaging and their ability. Reasonable adjustments are often made for many trainees taking part, more often than not itís extra time thatís helpful.


Response posted on 13th April 2017 by:
jess holohan

E: jessica.holohan@telford.gov.uk
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Inclusive National Standards Cycle Training - request for written policy + Pre-Training Questionnaire for Schools

When a school books onto a Bikeability course, we email them a copy of our consent form (to be sent to all parents) and a blank session register.
We then ask that the compelted register is returned to us prior to the start of the session (usually a week before). This way, we can see if any children have additional needs and can prepare for this - its uaully that we ask a TA to join the session, or we send an extra instructor, so that the children with additional needs can have more one to one training.
Hope that helps!


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