Education is compulsory for children of school age. It is your responsibility as parent or carer to make sure that your child has a suitable full-time education. You can send your child to school, but you are entitled to educate them at home. This is known as Elective Home Education (EHE) and is sometimes referred to as ‘home schooling’.
If you decide to educate your child at home, you have freedom to decide how best to do this. You don't need to have any teaching experience or qualifications. You don't need to teach the National Curriculum, have a set timetable or copy the school environment or procedures.
The Home Education Team will offer you help or advice to make sure your child receives the best possible education at home.
The Elective Home Education (EHE) Team and wider Access to Education Service structure is to be reviewed and restructured in due course, this will mean there will be changes to the existing EHE team moving forward to enable the Service to effectively address other emerging service priorities in the future. This will impact on EHE families as there will be some changes to staff that they have previously engaged with. EHE operations will also be overseen by a body of professionals to create a robust governance model as part of the structural changes moving forward.