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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:58 am 
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Are any parents, from Moseley, looking for car share/taxi option to any of the Camp Hill schools? Driver of the vehicle will be a mother to a Year 7 Camp Hill student- September 2021 entry.

Send me a PM for further full details if you are interested.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:07 pm 
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We always add the following warning on these threads, copied from the Rules & FAQ section (particularly relevant in these times of Covid & pupils having to isolate).
Checklist when considering a car share:

• How much do you really know about the other 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?



(With acknowledgements and thanks to one of our members who suggested that this guidance might prove helpful.)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:46 pm 
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Depending on where you are in Moseley it's probably less than 2 miles : under 40 minutes walking and (given the traffic on the Alcester Rd) not much less in the car. Barring the days when DC is carrying a tuba you may find the car is not the best option anyway....

Seems daunting for those tiny year 7s but perhaps in the last week or two of primary school they could walk home alone/with friends to get used to that degree of independence?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:37 pm 
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Number 50 bus? Bound to be a lot of children on this


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