Transport for Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Free transport is provided for pupils with special educational needs who require specialist provision not available in their local schools, irrespective of distance and family circumstances. Specialist provision includes the special school, observation classes, unit for communication difficulties/hearing impairment, unit for speech and language difficulties, special needs units, special classes and the pupil referral unit. Free transport for pupils with special educational needs is provided on the recommendation of the Principal Educational Child Psychologist and is subject to regular review.
Special Transport on Medical Grounds
Free special transport to and from school is provided on the recommendation of the Senior Clinical Medical Officer/Principal Educational Child Psychologist and is subject to regular review.
Where a pupil has been determined to be entitled to Special Educational Needs or disability related transport, a needs assessment outlining specific requirements, will be prepared by staff located within the Integrated Children’s Services Department, informed in appropriate circumstances by external medical advisors. The needs assessment will form the basis of the precise transport provision.
Transport is provided from home to school for pupils with special needs, who attend a special school or Learning Resource Base that is not their local catchment school. Escorts may be provided on some vehicles to supervise the pupils on their journeys to and from school.
Transport will also be provided from home to school for pupils with significant medical difficulties. This will only be provided if medical reports are received and with the agreement of our Senior Clinical Medical Officer or Principal Educational and Child Psychologist. Transport arrangements will be reviewed regularly.
Guide to Policy and Admission Arrangements 2012-2013
SEN Code Of Practice 2001
Additional Learning Needs Service
Ty Keir Hardie
Avenue De Clichy