Claw - DS went in a shared taxi with an escort whose responsibility was to ensure children get in classroom safely. That said few kids were from DS class and few from another so getting them in class safely never happened!
Is there already taxi from your area collecting children for that school? If yes, that should make things easier and less expensive for the LEA. Speak/write to your statementing officer and hint your low income and the fact you are borrowing petrol money and reiterate their legal responsibilities re transport.
Lougle I have never asked for it until today. I don't mind driving (I have a car for now), its more a question of the expense, its cost me £30 for 3 days so far and im on a very low income. I have had to borrow money for petrol just to get ds to school today/tomorrow.
At the moment ds is still very anxious about school, started a new school, so the mileage option seems like a good one for now while he settles.
"8:89 Transport should only be recorded in the statement in Part 6 in exceptional cases where the child has particular transport needs. In most cases LEAs will have clear general policies relating to transport for children with special educational needs that should be made available to parents.62 Such policies would need to set out those transport arrangements which are over and above those required by section 509 of the Education Act 1996." SEN CoP.
The issue isn't the statement in this case, but the transport policy of your LA. They should have sorted this all out by now.
Transport for children with sn isn't put in statements in our authority because there is a legal requirement for it to be provided anyway. If you look on the IPSEA website it links you to the code of practice re school transport.