School Bus Policy
The school bus service for St Martins is operated by one of Guernsey’s largest and most experienced operators Island Taxis Ltd. All buses are fitted with seat belts and are regularly checked by police mechanics for roadworthiness and all drivers have been police checked and have held the relevant category of licence for over 5 years.
Parents/carers must accompany their children to and from bus stops and see them safely on and off the bus. Route 1A, 1B, 3A and 3B will be supervised by the driver only, however the children will be escorted to and from the school drop off and collection points. Route 2A and 2B are supervised by a member of staff in addition to the driver due to the additional needs of individual pupils who use that route.
The children catching the bus home meet in the music/drama room at 3pm and are accompanied to the bus pick up point by walking through the school grounds to the gateway in the infant field. A special constable will then see them across Route des Coutures to the Community Centre. At the Centre, they wait for the bus and are supervised onto the vehicle. In the mornings, staff members will collect the children from the Community Centre and see them across the road as directed by the special constable. They are then accompanied onto the school playground. Infant children are supervised in the playground by the bus supervisors, junior children by other staff on duty.
Pupils must behave sensibly and safely on the bus; the bus company and school have the right to exclude children from bus travel for periods of time if their behaviour is a danger to themselves, others or the smooth running of the service.