Home to School Travel Assistance and Post 16 Travel Assistance Policy

Closes 21 Jul 2022

Opened 23 Jun 2022

Overview

Slough Council’s Home to School Travel Assistance Policy explains the eligibility criteria for travel assistance for children, with and without special educational needs, of statutory school age (5-16 years old), for children under 5 and for young people aged 16-19 and 19-25 and describes how the Council fulfils its duties and exercises its discretionary powers as set out in the Education Act 1996 and subsequent legislation and guidance. 

The Council is keen to provide a service which supports the integration and independence of children and young people with SEND, promote environmental sustainability and secure the most efficient use of public resources. The Council is looking to refresh it’s Home to School Travel Assistance Policy in several key areas, including the introduction of collection points and a Travel Bursary, a contribution charge for those in post 16 education, and further promotion and implementation of Independent Travel Training (ITT).

The policy will help align the Authority’s commitment to move away from a being a school transport service, to adopting a new a travel assistance model, with an increased focus on sustainability, Slough’s green agenda, and supporting the development of young people as they progress into adulthood.

An overview of the proposed changes to the policy can be found in the 'Consultation Information Pack' document. We strongly recommend that you download and read the 'Consultation Information Pack’ before completing the consultation.

Why your views matter

The information gathered will be used by Slough Borough Council to understand you views.

We would be grateful if you would spend ten minutes completing this survey. There is space at the end of the survey for you to add comments.

Thank you.

How to Get Involved

The consultation starts on Thursday 23nd June 2022 and runs for a period of 28 days until midnight Thursday 21st July 2022 at 23.59

You can get involved by:

  1. Completing the Survey below, click 'Online Survey'
  2. Or, attending one of the public meetings

How to respond

Please use the online survey below.

If you are unable to use the online survey below or would like it in another format or language, please contact us at Schooltravelconsultation@slough.gov.uk

Data Protection

This survey is confidential. If you have any questions about the use of your data, please contact us at Schooltravelconsultation@slough.gov.uk. Under the Data Protection Act 2018, we are required to notify you on request of the personal details we hold for you.

For further information please visit: www.slough.gov.uk/yourprivacy

For more information, see this document

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Event Dates

Date

Venue

Time

27th June 2022

The Curve, William Street, Slough SL1 1XY

10:00am – 12:00pm

27th June 2022

The Curve, William Street, Slough SL1 1XY

12:30pm – 2:30pm

4th July 2022

Romsey Close Children/s Centre, Marish Primary School, Romsey Close, Langley SL3 8PE

12:30pm – 2:30pm

7th July 2022

Chalvey Hub, Ladbroke Road, Chalvey, SL1 2SP

11:00am – 1:00pm

7th July 2022

Chalvey Hub, Ladbroke Road, Chalvey, SL1 2SP

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Please give us your views

Events

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Local Transport Plan