School Transport: Statement from Cheshire East
Cheshire East Council has issued a statement in response to the problems experienced by many of our members at the beginning of the school year, and they have asked us to share it with you.
Tracey Beardmore-Evans (SEND Service Manager) says:
Cheshire East Council has taken the concerns raised about transport by parents/carers very seriously.
A senior member of staff attends the Client Side Meetings monthly and the issues experienced by several parents/carers have been discussed and taken away for action by operational members of staff.
A representative from TSS has been invited to attend the January Parent Carer Forum to provide an update. A Transport Review has also recently been undertaken and, in order to improve collaborative working, Cheshire East Council and TSS are fully represented on each of the 3 work streams.
Key areas of work currently underway are: – clarity of roles across all areas to avoid parents/carers feeling like they are being passed around and ensuring that the EHCP review process incorporates changes in support requirements relating to transport
We will, of course, update you again following our meeting with the TSS representative. If you have any additional feedback you would like us to pass on, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07794431768