Sian Thornthwaite's book about School transport - was published by Local Transport Today in October 2009.  It includes:

School Transport: Policy and Practice

  • The school journey – who is responsible for what
  • Local authority functions, policies, responsibilities and practices
  • Walking distances and entitlement to free travel
  • Quality of service and duty of care
  • Journey safety, emergencies and control of pupils
  • Setting policies – quality and quantity
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Planning and procurement
  • Special Needs Transport
  • 14-19 transport and concessionary fares
  • Section 52 returns
  • Every Child Matters Outcomes Framework
  • School transport provision in other countries including New Zealand, the USA and Sweden.

To order: