Dear South Gloucestershire Council,

A) Can you please categorise how those known to the team dealing with elective home education became known? E.g. School, Doctor, self-referral, concerns about the educational provision reported etc.

i) Does the local authority seek to satisfy itself that the educational provision the parent(s) are providing is suitable to the child's age, aptitude, ability and any SEN as soon as they become aware that parents are electively home educating, regardless of how they become known to the local authority?

ii) How many instances have there been in the years (from January 1st to December 31st) 2015, 2016, 2017 and to the date of this FOI where the person dealing with elective home education has or has had concerns that a 'suitable' education is not being provided?

B) I would also appreciate it if this information could be broken down into categories:

1) whether they feel that no education is taking place?
2) whether they feel that the philosophy of education is inadequate - for example in the case of autonomous or child led learning, that the particular child is not appearing to be learning 'enough'?
3) whether there are concerns because the family have not implemented a structured approach?
4) or whether the fact that the national Curriculum is not being followed is causing concern?
5) a qualified third party is not involved in the child’s education?
6) An educational report has not been provided by a third party such as; a teacher etc.

C) I would like to know of these children, how many of these concerns were proven?

i) Of the children in the above 6 categories, please indicate if further steps have or are being taken - for example, referred to CME or issued with a School Attendance Order. Please break it down into each year asked for.

ii) Please indicate how many of these went to court in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

iii) Please also indicate if any Education Supervision Orders are currently in court for this population?

Finally, please provide all recorded documentation relating to elective home education including policies, procedures (2015 - present) and recorded communications relating to elective home education (2017 - present), including any e-mail attachments. This does not include communications between the Elective Home Education team and electively home educating parents or information that falls under S40 (which I expect to be redacted).

Yours faithfully,

J Carter

Freedom of information, South Gloucestershire Council

 

 

Dear Mr/Mrs Carter,

 

Our Reference: FIDP/010939-17.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.  Your request is being considered in accordance with the
Act.

 

The 20 day period for considering your request commenced on 30/04/18.

 

In the event that the information you have requested is to be disclosed,
it will be sent to you no later than 30/05/18.  If we cannot respond by
that date then we will write to you again.

 

Kind regards

 

Marvre Scott

Complaints & FOI Support Officer

South Gloucestershire Council

Children, Adults & Health

T: 01454 865924

Team email: [1][email address]

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Postal address: PO Box 1955, Children, Adults and Health, Complaints &
FOI, South Gloucestershire Council, Civic Centre, Kingswood, Bristol, BS37
0DE

 

Office location: South Gloucestershire Council, Badminton Road, Yate, BS37
5AF

 

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Dear J Carter,

 

Please find attached South Gloucestershire Council’s response to your
Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Robert Devonald

Complaints and FOI Officer

South Gloucestershire Council

Children, Adults & Health

T: 01454 865924

Team email: [1][South Gloucestershire Council request email]

 

Postal Address: South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 1955, Complaints &
FOI Team, Department for Children, Adults and Health, Civic Centre, High
Street, Bristol, BS37 0DE

 

Office base: Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF

 

 

 

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