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10. Providing transport

Where transport assistance is provided by the Authority it remains the parents'/carers' responsibility to ensure their child's safety by making any necessary arrangements for their child to be accompanied to and from the bus stop or the designated collection/drop off point and during the journey to school if required.

Transport will be provided at the start of the school day and the end of the school day. The school day is deemed to be the session times as approved by the governing body of the qualifying school. It does not include travel between educational institutions during the school day. Where this occurs in order for the child to receive education, the responsibility remains with the school.

Where pupils have transport assistance provided by the local authority parents will be issued with a 'Transport Behaviour Agreement'. Pupils are expected to adhere to this agreement. In the event of unacceptable behaviour the local authority will advise the school, for appropriate action to be taken.

All practical and operational arrangements in relation to home to school transport are the responsibility of the Community Transport Service of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.