Decision Maker: Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Lead Member is recommended to approve the
Post-16 Transport Policy Statement for the 2020-21 academic year
following the required consultation.
4.1 The Lead Member considered a report on the proposed Post-16 Transport Policy Statement for the 2020-2021 academic year.
4.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to:
1) approve the Post-16 Transport Policy Statement for the 2020-21 academic year as set out inAppendix 5; and
2)approve the cessation of Sussex Student Card rail subsidy as set out in Appendix 2.
4.3 The County Council has carried out its legal duty to consult on the annual Post-16 Transport Policy statement.
4.4 The proposed statement differs slightly from the draft statement as Heathfield Community College has updated their entry. In addition, the criteria for Post-16 and Post-19 learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities have been amended to mirror the criteria agreed by Lead Member on 30 April.
4.5 After publication, ESCC may revise a statement to change the arrangements specified should it be considered necessary.
4.6 It is accepted that with the ending of the Sussex Student Card subsidy in July 2020 that a small number of students will receive a reduced discount compared to previous years but there are clear mitigations. The Sussex Student Card has become largely redundant and fewer discount schemes will make the position clearer for students.
Report author: Ian Crudge
Publication date: 31/03/2021
Date of decision: 21/05/2020
Effective from: 29/05/2020