The Independent Travel Training (ITT) posts
were re-evaluated to better reflect the nature of the role which
includes lone working and the delivery of bespoke training packages
to provide children and young people with Special Educational Needs
and Disabilities (SEND) the skills and confidence required to make
an independent journey from home to school or college. The increase
from a grade 3 to grade 5 will also support recruitment and
retention to the roles.
The Travel Assistance Service budget is projected to be overspent by £316k for Q1. £236k of the overspend is due to the cost of contracted transport. By creating 2 additional travel trainer posts, on average, an additional ten students will be travel trained per year and this will
contribute towards reducing the increasing cost by reducing reliance on taxi and other forms of contracted transport and assist in the reduction of costs within the wider Travel Assistance Service.
There is an increasing need for the service as indicated through the SEND placement panel referrals.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/11/2023
Decision due: 6 Sep 2023 by Assistant Director Partnerships, Early Intervention and Localities