Families to be consulted on policy ‘Spring clean’

Parents, carers and young people are to be invited to feedback on a ‘Spring clean’ of Somerset’s education travel policy for pupils and students.

Somerset County Council’s upcoming consultation is not about proposing any changes to education travel services. However the authority is planning to update the wording and terminology of its current policy to make it clearer for readers.

The School Transport Policy document, “Education Transport in Somerset”, is reviewed and refreshed every two years. This is to make sure it is in line with current Department for Education legislation and policies.

The consultation will open on Friday 15 April and close on Friday 27 May 2016.

To familiarise yourself with the refreshed education travel policy, or to feedback your own changes for consideration, please visit somersetconsults.org.uk during those dates or phone 0300 123 2224 to request that a print version is sent to you.