Decision details

The Creation of a Task and Finish Group to Oversee Work to Develop Practice and Policy in Relation to Home to School Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision:

17.1

This report seeks approval to appoint a Task and Finish Group to oversee work to develop practice and policy in relation to Home to School Transport. Membership will be drawn from the Education Children and Families Committee. The Terms of Reference of the Group is appended to this report.

 

 

17.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:That the Education Children and Families Policy Committee agrees to appoint a Task and Finish Group to oversee work to develop practice and policy in relation to Home to School Transport and that the appointment of Members to the working group be decided in the new municipal year.

 

 

17.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

17.3.1

The Task and Finish Group will bring together a small, focused group of members to review the home to school transport policy and provide clear advice to officers developing the policy. Cross party representation will mean that political agreement is reached at an early stage of the process allowing the Policy to progress. The Group will feedback advice given, and progress on the work programme to the Education, Children and Families committee so the Committee can make informed decisions on the Home to School Transport Policy.

 

 

17.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

17.4.1

An alternative would be to deliver a series of Knowledge Briefings for the Policy Committee. This was rejected as it would not enable constructive debate and advice to be provided to officers.

 

Publication date: 26/03/2024

Date of decision: 19/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2024 - Education, Children and Families Policy Committee

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