Parents & Carers
Thank you for your continued support in helping us to re-open school following lockdown and in facing the constant challenges of the current pandemic.
We are also grateful for the fantastic students we have and the goodwill, kindness and fortitude they are showing during these difficult times.
I have been asked though by our bus company to pass onto you their concerns (and ours) about a minority of students who are not complying with the requirement to wear face masks when travelling on buses to and from school.
We can confirm that all students are wearing face masks when they get on the bus, checked and reminded by staff on duty. They do so without complaint and often without needing reminders. However it is clear that some students remove their masks once the bus moves away. When specific students are identified to us in school we are addressing this with them back in school.
Please can you support us with this at home by reminding children of the expectations for face coverings on buses and the reasoning to keep everyone including the drivers safe. The bus drivers are doing a great job at the moment in allowing us to get children to and from school to access their education and we need to give them our full support in this.
Thank you for your time in reading this and in helping us with our work in keeping everybody as safe as possible, especially following the categorisation of Sheffield as a Tier 2 area of concern.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Notre Dame High School has a very wide catchment area drawing on all parts of the city and beyond. Please note that this is a public bus service, not a Notre Dame service. We do work very closely with the companies that run the services to deal with tranport issues. Please open the attachments below to see details of bus services for September 2020.
To apply for a pass please collect an application form from the Travel Information Centre in Sheffield Interchange or download it from: www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/megatravelpass/
16-18 Student Pass
To apply for a pass pick up an application form from the Travel Information Centre in Sheffield Interchange or download it at: www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/16to18/
Zero Fare Pass
Further information can be obtained from the Childrens, Young Peoples and Families Service of Sheffield City Council on telephone 0114 273 5831 or from the Sheffield City Council Home to School Transport Policy which can be found at the following website: http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/education/information-for-parentscarers/schooltravel
1. What happens if the bus does not arrive?
In the event of any problems, please contact Mrs Vivian on 07585512741 who would have the most up to date information.
2. What happens if it snows?
If there is extreme weather before school. Start to check the school website for information about school opening times. This information will also be shared with local radio stations where appropriate announcements will be made. If there is extreme weather during the day, please ensure you have completed the page in your child's journal/planner instructing the school on what arrangements you would like for your child. If any decisions are made regarding early closure etc, we will contact you via our text messaging service.
3. What if my child loses something on the bus?
Please contact the bus company - lost property section.
4. What happens if my child misbehaves on the bus?
We monitor journeys through the use of CCTV. The bus providers take any behaviour seriouslyand school supports them on this. Any pupil that causes damage to the buses, bus stops or shelters and / or does not meet the required standard of behaviour on the bus could :
- Have their pass withdrawn.
- Be banned from the bus.
- Be prosecuted by the Police.
- Be required to pay for any damage they have caused.