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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:12 pm 
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Is anyone interested in a car share opportunity from Staines - UCGS / St Bernards / Langley ?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:30 pm 
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Checklist when considering a car share:

• How much do you really know about this parent from a child safeguarding point of view? (Remember, anyone working with children, e.g. bus drivers for the school service, must have a current DBS form.)
• How much do you really know about their driving skills? Have you seen their insurance and car roadworthy details? (Remember that public transport and dedicated school services are required to have these, to a high level.)
• How would you cope if your child fell out with the other children in the car pool, or wanted to do different after school activities, or didn't want to stay after school when the other children were staying late?
• How would you cope if one of the other car pool parents had their car break down, or off the road for some other reason, at short notice?
• What if it's your turn to drive, and you or your child is sick?
• What if the other family turns out to be unreliable, or the driver/their child is regularly late, or ill?
• What if the other child moves to a different school?
• What if one child needs to stay after school for an activity or event?
• What if the driver smokes when driving?
• What if the driver's conversation turns out to be objectionable or age inappropriate?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:45 am 
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Sorry can't help with the car share but if you can get to Wraysbury there is a bus which leaves at 7.25 and gets to UCGS/St B just before 8am (slightly earlier for Langley).
Another option is a train from Staines to Datchet (leaves Staines approx 7.40am) then walk to UCGS/St B, (too far to walk to Langley!) or there is a different bus from Datchet but I think you'd need the earlier train from Staines.
I know of 4 children who travel from Staines (near Lammas) but I know they wouldn't be open to car share.

Best of luck, none of the above schools are far from Staines but transport isn't brilliant!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:29 pm 
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rhiane wrote:
Sorry can't help with the car share but if you can get to Wraysbury there is a bus which leaves at 7.25 and gets to UCGS/St B just before 8am (slightly earlier for Langley).
Another option is a train from Staines to Datchet (leaves Staines approx 7.40am) then walk to UCGS/St B, (too far to walk to Langley!) or there is a different bus from Datchet but I think you'd need the earlier train from Staines.
I know of 4 children who travel from Staines (near Lammas) but I know they wouldn't be open to car share.

Best of luck, none of the above schools are far from Staines but transport isn't brilliant!


Thanks for your suggestions. I should have stated that we already have one child at UCGS/Bernards and we used to car share on the return leg - the arrangement is no longer feasible and therefore we are opening up for others this cohort.


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