Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
For the Executive Member to agree the Education Transport Policy 2020/21
The Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning agreed the proposed changes to the Home to School Travel Policy for Bracknell children aged 5 to 16.
i. Version 3 of the above policy was produced in February 2019, following concerns raised by the Local Government Ombudsman about the Council’s previous home to school transport policy. Agreement to Version 3 was obtained from DMT prior to its publication in February.
ii. The LGO advised that the Council’s previous policy was not underpinned by the correct legislation and may have led to wrong decisions being made about eligibility for SEN children. On this basis, the Council considered that a revised policy should be prepared as a matter of urgency and it was, therefore, not possible to seek the views of key LA officers, whose role was to implement the revised policy.
iii. This has now taken place and whilst the key elements of the February policy remain unchanged, some additional elements have been added.
Not applicable since it is essential that the policy adheres closely to the statutory framework
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Financial Impact: No financial implications
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People
Other reasons / organisations consulted
No consultation as no changes to the
Contact: Lesley Adams, Senior Admissions Officer Email: email@example.com Tel: 01344 354023.
Publication date: 12/08/2019
Date of decision: 12/08/2019
Effective from: 20/08/2019