School Crossing Patrols

Current School Crossing Patrol vacancies*

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DCC site no. 001 Axminster,_Lyme Road
DCC site no. 008 Exeter_St Michaels /Ladysmith, Hamlin Lane, jctn of Hanover Road
DCC site no. 012 Exeter_Redhills, Exeter
DCC site no. 023 Exeter_Willowbrook Primary School,
DCC site no. 031 Exmouth_Marpool Primary, Bradham Lane, (afternoon shift)
DCC site no. 035 Exmouth_Pound Lane,Withycombe Raleigh/Marpool
DCC site no. 036 Exmouth_ Withycombe Village Road o/s Withycombe Raleigh School
DCC site no. 043 Sidmouth_Vicarage Rd by Primary School,
DCC site no. 050 Bovey Tracey
DCC site no. 052 Dartington_Plymouth Road
DCC site no. 057 Ivybridge_The Erme/Ivybridge CC, Harford Rd (east of bridge)
DCC site no. 058 Ivybridge_The Erme/Ivybridge CC, Blachford Rd (west of bridge)
DCC site no. 062 Newton Abbot_All Saint’s (Marsh),
DCC site no. 069 Tavistock_Callington Road A390
DCC site no. 071 Teignmouth_Hazeldown School, Higher Exeter Rd,
DCC site no.072 Teignmouth_Hazeldown School, New Road,
DCC site no. 075 Whitchurch, Tavistock
DCC site no. 077 Barnstaple_Newport Community School Primary Academy
DCC site no. 080 Barnstaple_Derby Rd,nr Yeo Valley Primary
DCC site no. 081 Barnstaple_Bear Street jctn Sunflower Road nr Yeo Valley & Ashleigh
DCC site no. 099 South Molton_Barnstaple St,
DCC site no. 207 Horrabridge, Yelverton_ Morning only (School funded)
DCC site no.209 Braunton_Kingsacre, (School funded)
DCC site no. 212 Colyford, (A3052 Colyton Grammar)

For an informal discussion about these vacancies please Tel: 01392 383000 and when prompted ask for Colin Savage or email: 

  • Rate of pay is £9 per hour.
  • Patrols are paid 38 weeks for term time and also an element of annual leave, bank holidays and a half pay “retainer” for the school holidays. The salary which is due per annum is paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.
  • Patrols work approx. 5-6 hours per week during the school term, 30 mins in the morning and 30 mins in the afternoon.
  • Uniform, full training and ongoing support is provided.
  • Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required, which we will pay for.
  • A medical assessment is required prior to appointment and regular assessments must be undertaken thereafter.


What is a School Crossing Patrol?

School Crossing Patrols help children and other pedestrians cross the road safely while they are walking to and from school at a designated point/s and between specified times. They are at locations where it may be difficult to cross the road.
Providing a Patrol is not a statutory requirement and even where a Patrol is provided, parents remain responsible for ensuring their children’s safety, just as they do when there is a zebra or a signalised crossing. The Green Cross Code gives advice on how pedestrians should cross the road.

Requesting a School Crossing Patrol

We do not have a duty to provide School Crossing Patrols. However, if you think there’s a particular location near the school, where the majority of children cross and find it difficult to cross and  would benefit from a Patrol please e-mail: providing the exact location.

New Site or Vacant Site Assessment

When a brand new site is requested or an existing site becomes vacant  e.g. a Patrol resigns, an assessment is carried out by the Road Safety team to determine if it meets the nationally agreed criteria for a Devon County Council funded Patrol. This criteria and assessment is from the Road Safety Great Britain School Crossing Patrol Guidelines.

This assessment includes a count of pedestrians and vehicles at school travel time and incorporates elements from the existing proven and widely adopted criteria for assessing potential formal crossing points such as zebra crossings, pelican and puffin crossings. The criteria uses the PV2 formula as its basis (P =Number of Pedestrians, V= Number of Vehicles) in the busiest consecutive 30 minute period at school travel time. The total of child pedestrians (P) is multiplied it with the square of the total number of vehicles to provide the PV2 score. If a PV2 of greater than 4 million is achieved, the site assessment can progress to the next stage. The assessment also includes a review of collision data, traffic speed, infrastructure, signing & engagement with the school.

Should a new site be viable and meet the criteria for a Council funded Patrol it will not be established until  necessary safety measures are in place and a suitable person is employed to work as a Patrol. The school are requested to help with the advertising of the post using the free resources available.

If the site (new site or existing site but now vacant) does not meet the nationally agreed criteria and a Devon County Council funded Patrol cannot therefore be deployed there are other options for the school and wider school community:

  • The School shares the funding of providing a Patrol with the Council, assuming a potential Patrol has been identified by the School or can be recruited and infrastructure is in place
  • Crossing Marshals – volunteer helpers recruited and ’employed’ by the school to help children cross the road at a fixed crossing point
  • Walking Bus – volunteer helpers recruited and ’employed’ by the school to walk children on a route to school

To discuss any of these options please e-mail:

If this is an existing and now vacant site and the school do not wish to pursue these options the site will be considered for disestablishment (removal).

For an informal discussion about these vacancies please Tel: 01392 383000 and when prompted ask for Colin Savage or email:


Many of our Patrols come from the school community e.g. mealtime assistants, school cleaners, teaching assistants, parents, grandparents, governors, or local residents.  Please advertise the  School Crossing Patrol vacancies using our free recruitment resources listed below through your usual communication methods e.g.  newsletters, note in childrens’ bags, PTA, school website, governors meeting and social media, posters and flyers in school and locally in the community.

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