Transport Arrangements

We believe that a significant barrier to effective participation in education for our pupils is the difficulties they often face with their travel to their place of learning. Consequently we have established a policy of transporting students to and from home in our College cars driven by our staff: our Home-College-Home-Plus provision.

Staff who collect the student from home in the morning will wait for them to get ready. Previously, all too often taxis would arrive at the students’ house and if the student didn’t appear the taxi would drive off resulting in no education that day for the student. 

Home-College-Home-Plus has proved significantly effective in increasing attendance. For example, a student that was referred to Norton College from Birmingham had previously had 23% attendance at his previous school. With Norton College’s transport arrangements, the student now has achieved 98%.

Another benefit of Home-College-Home-Plus is that our staff are able to meet with parents/carers twice daily and share with them the successes of the day.  The member of staff is also able to positively work with the youngster during the journey to college in order to prepare him or her for the days’ learning. Likewise, on the way home the staff member is able to celebrate the successes of the day and reinforce positive feelings of achievement.

Local Authorities who feel Home-College-Home-Plus would be beneficial for a particular student should contact the Headteacher and discuss the options in more detail.  

“Those parents who spoke to the Ofsted inspector were overwhelmingly appreciative of the work the school in supporting their childrenl...The marked improvement in their child's behaviour since starting the school is reflected also at home .”

Ofsted Report May 2018

Outstanding for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare!
31 May 2018

Ofsted May 2018 finds Norton College to be a Good school for overall effectiveness.   ​Effectiveness of leadership and management Good  Quality...

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