International schools who operate a school transportation service have a wide range of considerations when it comes to ensuring the safe and efficient operations of a transportation service. A well run, safe and trusted transportation service can lead to a more positive overall image of your school, increased enrolment and a positive ROI. School leadership is often challenged by their transportation service as they often lack experience or insights to managing a transportation service which can lead to oversights that leave students and staff in difficult or even unsafe situations. Many schools today are faced with lower transportation usage due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19.
Our panel of experts will share insights and solutions schools can consider to provide a more safe and efficient transportation service that parents trust, including:
- importance of the status of all buses and students at all times
- the ability to effectively communicate to staff, students and parents
- ensuring that drivers, monitors and other staff are appropriately vetted and trained
- considerations for transport operators related to operational safety and efficiency.
Operating a safe and secure school transportation service at international schools is often a vital means of getting students to and from your school. Join our panel of experts to gain insights on how to improve the safety, efficiency and trust in your service.
Matt Harris, Ed.D.’s experience and expertise lie at the nexus of technology, schools, and the global education landscape. Currently, Dr. Harris is the Co-Founder and CEO of ChildSafeguarding.com, an e-learning company that offers child abuse prevention education to support staff and parent volunteers in all schools around the world. The course meets the needs of all learners regardless of literacy level, geography, or language. Previously, Dr. Harris worked as an educational leader and teacher in schools and universities in North America and Asia. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Dr. Harris is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, Google Certified Innovator, and Common Sense Education Ambassador.
Kevin Lloyd has been working with leading technology companies Nokia, Ericsson, Sony Ericsson and Siemens in mobile enterprise communications for 25 years prior to focusing on support for international schools 6 years ago. Kevin is the Co-Founder and CCO of Together School. A solution that improves safety, efficiency and engagement at international schools by putting the right information into the relevant person's hand at the right time. Together School's solution does for schools, what an airline app does for airlines.
Linda Howard is the Managing Director of School Transport Management International who provide consultancy to schools and consortiums. Areas of expertise include safety and process auditing, implementing new services, network review, structure, and compliance reviews. Linda is passionate about improving safety and quality services for the transportation of students. Linda has worked 20 years in school transport, specializing in best practice and policy implementation, strategic planning, network reviews and safety audits. Linda has worked for international and independent schools across South East Asia, the MENA region and Europe.
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