Cheshire East’s Post 16 Travel Policy Statement for 2018/19 consultation

Notice from Cheshire East Council:
We are writing to advise you that the consultation on the Post 16 Travel Policy Statement for 2018/19 is now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 6th April.

Following consideration of the updated guidance entitled Post-16 transport to education and training from the Department of Education dated October 2017, changes made to other Education Travel policies, and input from Post 16 providers at the workshop in November, the Post 16 Policy Statement has been updated for the academic year starting 1st September 2018.

The final version, once approved, will be published on the Council’s website by 31st May 2018.

The policy statement provides information for Cheshire East students and their parents about the travel assistance available to them when continuing in education or training beyond compulsory school age .  It relates to Post 16 learners who are

  • aged 16-18 years of age including those with special educational needs and disabilities
  • aged 19 years of age including those with special educational needs and disabilities who started a course before their 19th birthday and who continue to attend that course
  • Adults under 25 years of age, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, with or without an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) who wish to attend an educational course.

Please note that there are some key changes between the proposals for 2018/19 and the current travel provision and I would encourage you to read the Policy Statement and supporting information.

To access the consultation and supporting information: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/public_transport/school_transport/school_transport.aspx

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) and Key Stage 5 (sixth form) learners and their parents/carers are invited to participate in the consultation.

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