A guide to Elective Home Education (EHE)

  1. A guide to Elective Home Education (EHE)
  2. The legal position on Elective Home Education
  3. Making sure your child receives an education
  4. Taking your child out of school
  5. Home education and special educational needs
  6. Working with the Council (You are here)
  7. Ceasing Elective Home Education for your child
  8. Elective Home Education support

Working with the Council

The Home Education Team wants to establish a good working relationship with the parents and carers of all home educated children. We will be pleased to listen to and discuss your ideas for your child's education, as well as see examples of what your child has been doing. We will give you feedback on this and send you a report of the visit or meeting.

We will regularly contact or visit you to review your child's home education. This will typically be on an annual basis, unless there are special circumstances or cause for concern.

If we think that your child's education does not meet the legal requirements, we will work with you to address this. School Attendance Orders can be - but are rarely - used in home education cases. It is an offence if you do not comply with the requirements of an order, unless you can prove your child is receiving a suitable education.

Any concerns about safeguarding will be raised with the appropriate authority.

Referring safeguarding concerns about children

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