Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered

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Dear Haringey Borough Council,

I am submitting this freedom of information request to find out the following information regarding elective home education. When I refer to 'children', I mean they are either de-registered from a school or have never been registered with a school. Please provide copies of all available documents, research and paperwork.

A) I would like to know which department within Haringey Borough Council local authority deals with elective home education?
1) I would like to know who is currently employed in this team, and who the team leader is.
2) I would like to know who they report to.
3) What form of contact they use with families the first time they contact them.
i) Please supply copies of policies and procedures used for elective home education, for staff use or supplied to Home educators.

B) Has the LA made the team dealing with elective home education aware that there is no requirement to investigate a case or for the LA to seek to satisfy itself that a suitable education is being provided when they know the reason why a child has ceased to attend school? The specified reason being, parents have given legal notification to a school that they are educating otherwise than at school.

C) I would like to know how many children are currently known as being electively home educated in the local authority.

D) How many pupils have been de-registered from school to be electively home educated?
Please provide numbers for: July 2015, July 2016 and July 2017. Please categorise these into:
- Children with no known SEN
- Children with SEN
- Children de-registered from special schools
- Children with care plans
- Children under services such as; CAHMS

Yours faithfully,

Katherine Norman

Haringey Borough Council

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Dear Ms Norman,

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/7057718

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 06 February 2018,
in which you asked for the following information:

 

A)     I would like to know which department within Haringey Borough
Council local authority deals with elective home education?

Response: The department that deals with elective home education is
Schools and Learning.

 

1)     I would like to know who is currently employed in this team, and
who the team leader is.

Response: The Elective Home Education Advisory Teacher in the team is
Camilla Jacques and she reports to Michael Welton, Principal Education
Welfare Officer

 

 

2)     I would like to know who they report to.

Response: See response above.

 

3)     What form of contact they use with families the first time they
contact them.

Response: Families are contacted the first time by letter.

 

4)    Please supply copies of policies and procedures used for elective
home education, for staff use or supplied to Home educators.

Response: Please refer to Haringey Council’s Home Education webpage:
[1]http://www.haringey.gov.uk/children-and-...

 

B)     Has the LA made the team dealing with elective home education aware
that there is no requirement to investigate a case or for the LA to seek
to satisfy itself that a suitable education is being provided when they
know the reason why a child has ceased to attend school? The specified
reason being, parents have given legal notification to a school that they
are educating otherwise than at school.

Response: The Elective Home Education Advisory Teacher is fully aware of
her powers in relation to the 1996 Education Act.

 

C)    I would like to know how many children are currently known as being
electively home educated in the local authority.

Response: At present there are 237 known children, all of whom are
registered as being Home Educated.

 

D) How many pupils have been de-registered from school to be electively
home educated?

Please provide numbers for: July 2015, July 2016 and July 2017. Please
categorise these into:

 

July 2015

- Children with no known SEN: 6

- Children with SEN: 6

- Children de-registered from special schools: We do not record this data

- Children with care plans: We do not record this data

- Children under services such as; CAHMS: We do not record this data

 

July 2016

Children with no known SEN: 12

- Children with SEN: 12

- Children de-registered from special schools: We do not record this data

- Children with care plans: We do not record this data

- Children under services such as; CAHMS: We do not record this data

 

 

July 2017

Children with no known SEN: 12

- Children with SEN: 12

- Children de-registered from special schools: We do not record this data

- Children with care plans: We do not record this data

- Children under services such as; CAHMS: We do not record this data

 

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Haringey Council

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