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Decision Items - Education Matters
Home to School and Post 16 Transport Policy 2021/22: Approval and Publication (by October 1st 2020) PDF 517 KB
To consider the report of the Education
Consideration was given
to the report of the Education Transformation Manager.
At the invitation of
the Leader, the Interim Director of Education presented the report
and outlined the amended policy changes in Appendix 1. The Interim Director emphasised that there would
be no change to distance and reverting to statutory
The Executive Member
for Education said Councils had a statutory duty to publish their
Home to School and Post 16 transport policies by 1st
October, 2020. She drew Members
attention to Section 2.3 of the report which outlined that Blaenau
Gwent County Borough Council was more generous in respect of home
to school transport entitlement than the Welsh Government statutory
limits and this demonstrated the Council’s commitment to
support pupils and learners.
The Leader commented
that as part of the annual review a commitment had been given that
the Council’s distance limits would remain the same for the
remainder of the current political administration and hoped this
would give comfort to parents.
that the report be accepted and the Executive Committee approved
the Home to School and Post 16 Transport Policy 2021/22 (Appendix 1) (Option 1).