School Transport
26 Jan 2010
8th National Conference. Held at the Barbican Centre, London

This conference examined the likely implications of increased demand for transport services caused by the continued roll-out of 14-19 Diplomas and looked at successful initiatives from local authorities that can form the basis of sustainable solutions.

Programme
09:50
John O’Leary, Editor, Policy Review Magazine
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:00
Caroline McKiddie, Project Manager (14-19 Transport & Access), East Sussex County Council
Improving access to learning through collaborative solutions

10:20
Mary Roche, Transport Policy Manager, Children’s Services, Norfolk County Council
Strategic and operational challenges for rural local authorities posed by 14-19 reforms

10:40
David Blunkett, Chairman, Yellow School Bus Commission
Keynote address

11:00
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:15
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:45
Paul Osborne, School Travel Director, Sustrans
Building better safe routes to schools

12:05
Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive, Living Streets
Keeping young people safe on the streets

12:25
Dr Sian Thornthwaite, Director, STC
Transport to support disadvantaged groups

12:45
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch and networking
14:00
Panel discussion: The big bus debate
Ian Gwenlan, Chair - School Travel Executive, Association of Transport Co-ordination Officers John Burch, Deputy Director of Operations, Confederation of Passenger Transport UK and Member of the Yellow School Bus Commission

14:40
Reducing transport dependency through e-learning and peripatetic delivery
Gareth Maddison, 14-19 Transport Access Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire County Council Sonia Czabaniuk, 14-19 Partnership Co-ordinator, CfBT School Improvement Service

15:00
Catherine Seaborn, Consultant - Transport Planning, on behalf of the Commission for Integrated Transport
Spatial planning and sustainable travel

15:20
Questions and discussion: Session 2
15:30
Seminar 2: START cycling - the national programmes to get young people cycling
Kevin Mayne, Director, CTC