Transport Information Afternoon
The meeting held on the 2nd May was primarily to give details about a joint venture between Medway SEN Transport and The Education People (a Kent based organisation supporting SEND children into life beyond education). The scheme is to provide travel training to selected students and families. The launch of this scheme does not impact on the transport or support that is currently provided by Medway.
There were opportunities to ask questions and some of these inevitably turned to the subject of transport. The general information given was:
- The new SEN Transport Team are keen not to repeat the mistakes of their predecessors last year.
- All families have to re-apply for transport. This, unfortunately is part of a policy document that the team cannot change until the policy review date.
- In order to make this as easy as possible the team do not want reams of evidence so please do not ask your doctor, school or local politician to provide evidence of need as this won’t be necessary
- The SEN Transport team will send an application form to each house. This will have all of the details from this year filled in. If there are no changes simply sign and return the form. If there are changes then make these changes and return the form.
Please contact the Medway SEN Transport Team if you have any questions, concerns or queries on 01634 793900.