Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Transport Policy Consultation

Message from Melanie Barnett - Transport Policy Consultation  -

Hello All

Re Transport Policy Consultation

Sandwell Council are proposing changes to the Home to School/College and Adult Learner Transport Policy. All parents that are currently provided with transport will be notified of the consultation via letter.

The consultation will run between Wednesday 12 June 2019 and Tuesday 10 July 2019. Any responses received after this time may be considered but not included in the consultation.

The proposed changes are as follows:

1.     Creating one policy document to cover all home to school/college travel assistance to include a           adult learners.

2.     Operational changes in the way we provide transport as well as how parents can access SEND          transport.

3.     Offering more children and young people training to develop independent travel skills and the              use of sustainable travel modes.

4.     Clarity and provision for exceptional circumstances.

5.     Greater use of personal transport budgets.

6.     Simplifying the appeals procedure.

Once the consultation has closed, we will review the responses and prepare a report for Sandwell Councillors on the results. They will consider any changes which may need to be made and will make a decision in August 2019. If approved by Councillors, the revised policy will be operational from 2 September 2019.

The proposed transport policy can be found at:
http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/downloads/download/2420/send_transport_policy_consultation

The survey can be found at:
http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200298/early_years_and_childcare/2413/children_with_special_educ
ational_needs_andor_disability

If you have any questions regarding the consultation, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: Melanie_Barnett@sandwell.gov.uk

Kind Regards

Melanie Barnett
Group Head- Inclusive Learning

T: 0121 569 2163
M: 07528 969946
E: Melanie_Barnett@sandwell.gov.uk


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