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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:45 am 
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Hi,

Any one here whose DD travels from Solihull to QMHS or any one who has got a place in 2020 and is looking for travel partner? Any one interested in carshare? pls revert.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:50 am 
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Please see below some things to think about in this scenario
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: Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:18 am 
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Hi, I’m guessing you have checked out the public transport options- quite the trek every day and in rush hour would be a nightmare!

I’m sorry if I sound negative but is any school worth a journey of this length? Your daughter would be travelling from one side of Birmingham to the other in the rush hour twice a day for the next 5 years. I wouldn’t want to do this as an adult.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:54 pm 
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Nella wrote:
Hi, I’m guessing you have checked out the public transport options- quite the trek every day and in rush hour would be a nightmare!

I’m sorry if I sound negative but is any school worth a journey of this length? Your daughter would be travelling from one side of Birmingham to the other in the rush hour twice a day for the next 5 years. I wouldn’t want to do this as an adult.


Ive always been critical of this, I know someone who sends his son from Yarldley to Walsall and I think the novelty has worn out. The amount saved in travel each way daily could be spent at home doing work or just relaxing. But for some state schooling is not an option if local comps are poor.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:32 pm 
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simplelearning wrote:
Nella wrote:
Hi, I’m guessing you have checked out the public transport options- quite the trek every day and in rush hour would be a nightmare!

I’m sorry if I sound negative but is any school worth a journey of this length? Your daughter would be travelling from one side of Birmingham to the other in the rush hour twice a day for the next 5 years. I wouldn’t want to do this as an adult.


Ive always been critical of this, I know someone who sends his son from Yarldley to Walsall and I think the novelty has worn out. The amount saved in travel each way daily could be spent at home doing work or just relaxing. But for some state schooling is not an option if local comps are poor.


The OP appears to be looking for assistance in getting their DD to QMHS, however, which is a state school.

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