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29 Jan 2013
Broadcast from London

School transport is one of the biggest movements of people on a daily basis, essential for fair access, but with a high impact on congestion. Plus, it's expensive with £1 billion spent by local authorities - half being spent on special education needs.

Find out how school travel needs, especially special needs, are being met; how discrimination can be avoided and; equality of access maintained under budget pressure.

Programme
10:00
Ian Gwenlan, Principal School Transport Officer, Children’s Services, West Sussex County Council; Chair, School Travel Executive, Association of Transport Co-ordination Officers (ATCO)
Chair’s opening remarks

10:10
Stephen Joseph OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Campaign for Better Transport
The challenge for school transport

10:30
Marie Rooney, Independent Travel Adviser, North Tyneside
Austerity - an opportunity for Collaboration and Change in 21st Century Travel Training

10:50
Panel discussion and questions
11:15
Break
11:45
Martin Kemp, ATCO National Chair Specialist Transport Executive
Meeting the needs in special needs transport

12:05
Paul Meadows, Transport Contracts Principal Officer, Transport Highways and Infrastructure, Northampton County Council
Safeguarding and challenging behaviour

12:25
Nick Butler, Sustainable Transport Officer, Darlington Borough Council; Vice-Chair, Modeshift
Sustainable efficiency and practice

12:45
Panel discussion
13:15
Break
14:15
Sarah Vize, Transport Strategy and Policy Manager, Hertfordshire County Council
Working with communities - schools, parents and commercial operators

14:35
Dale Howarth, Business Development Director, Logical Transport
School and special needs transport: maintaining service provision whilst reducing cost

14:55
Steve Doel, Senior Transport Officer (Risk Management), West Berkshire Council
School minibuses and contractors

15:15
Panel discussion and questions
15:45
End of broadcast