Decision Maker: Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Lead Member is asked to approve the revised Home to School Transport policies, which, while in essence unchanged, have been re-formatted to contain additional information in line with the Department for Education (DfE) guidance published in June 2023.
38.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding the revisions to East Sussex County Council’s (ESCC) Home to School Transport policies
38.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to agree the revisions to ESCC’s Home to School Transport Polices listed below:
· ESCC Home to School Transport Policy for children of compulsory school age (Appendix 1 of the report);
· ESCC travel assistance policy for children of compulsory school age with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) (Appendix 2 of the report);
· ESCC travel assistance policy for 16-19 year olds with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) (Appendix 3 of the report); and
· ESCC travel assistance policy for post-19 year olds with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) (Appendix 4 of the report)
38.3 The revised policies comply with updated statutory guidance and provide additional clarification and readability.
Report author: Jo Miles
Publication date: 14/11/2023
Date of decision: 14/11/2023
Effective from: 21/11/2023