Kids on Bikeability training in Poole, Dorset
TABS Newsletter - January 2015
1.TABS 2015 Seminar Series - Exploring Internal Quality Assurance -NOW BOOKING
2015 REGIONAL SEMINAR SERIES - Exploring Internal Quality Assurance
2.Heads up - 2015 membership renewal/member survey
3. New member - Parkwood Leisure
4.Bikeability Stakeholder map
5.Poole and Southend - Bikeability stories
TABS, with DfT support, is offering a series of day-long, interactive seminars intended to explore issues around managing IQA for a scheme and sharing good practice. The seminars are open to all staff involved in Internal Quality Assurance whether a manager, experienced senior instructor responsible for supporting the Internal Quality Assurer, or the Assurer themselves. The seminars will run from 11am to 5.00pm as follows:
1. National Cycling Centre, Manchester - Monday 16th February
2. Chesterfield Football Club, Chesterfield – Wednesday 18th February
3. Steer Davies Gleeve, London - Friday 27th February
January: Member's stories
Poole Council significantly increases training numbers
Poole Council is a very small scheme, but they have managed to increase the amount of level 1 & 2 training in Poole just 80 trainees 2012 /13, to 250 in 2013 /14 and 425 people in 2014/15. Further details here. For more information: T.Gaze@poole.gov.uk
Cycling Safaris at Southend
Cycle Southend, in partnership with Sustrans is using Bikeability to help deliver a programme that embeds cycling in the curriculum. One element of the programme is ‘Bikeability Safaris’. A team of instructors and teachers lead whole classes to local parks, open spaces or historic sites. On arrival, they are met by local experts and ride around the area receiving lessons in the History and Natural History of their local community. Pupils receive both positive cycling experiences and opportunities to practice Bikeability skills.
Further details here. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycling Safaris in Southend
Driver Instructor Video - fantastic uptake!
This video, which TABS helped to produce has had over 19,000 views on YouTube since it was first aired in November 2014 This is in addition to the views on the pay-to-view Driver Instructor TV website of Blaine Walsh.
Driving-instructor TV has 20,000 driving instructors and learners on its mailing list. Blaine said: "We have had the best response we have ever had to a video. We are asking instructor to share with pupils." Blaine says the advice and information on his site can influence up to 300,000 learner drivers. The video has also been shown at meetings of the London Association of Driving Instructors.