Budget for Elective Home Education

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Dear Portsmouth City Council,

Please could you tell me the following:

1/ Where elective home education currently sits in your authority
2/ Which line in the s251 table included an allocation for elective
home education services in a/ 2013-14 and b/ 2014-15
3/ What is the budget sum allocated to elective home education
services for the current year
4/ What is the forward budget sum allocated to elective home
education services for the next financial year

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

FoI (ITS), Portsmouth City Council

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Dear Fiona Nicholson,

 

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FoI (ITS), Portsmouth City Council

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Customer, Community and Democratic Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone: 023 9268 8482
Fax: 023 9284 1327

Reference: FOI/2014/835

Dear Miss Fiona Nicholson,

Further to our acknowledgement of your request, we need some clarification
from you so that we can provide you with an appropriate response.

Clarification Required Q2:

2 / Which line in the s251 table included an allocation for elective home
education services in a/ 2013-14 and b/ 2014-15

Education Service does not understand what the requestor means?

Thank you.

If you wish to telephone the office (on the number above) to talk through
this clarification, I would be more than happy to discuss the matter with
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Dear FoI (ITS),

I am sorry to have been unclear.

What I meant is for example whether the budget line is School Attendance, Education Welfare, Alternative Provision as explained here https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Nicholson

FoI (ITS), Portsmouth City Council

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Customer, Community and Democratic Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone: 023 9268 8482
Fax: 023 9284 1327

Reference: FOI/2014/835

Dear Fiona Nicholson,  

INFORMATION REQUEST - elective home education

Thank you for your request for information received on Mon 11 Aug 2014,
which was considered under the Freedom of Information Act.

In accordance with the Act, Portsmouth City Council confirms that it holds
the information which has been provided by our Education Service as
follows:

 

1/ / Where elective home education currently sits in your authority

ANSWER: Within the school attendance Service

2 / Which line in the s251 table included an allocation for elective home
education services in a/ 2013-14 and b/ 2014-15

ANSWER: Education Welfare Service

3/ What is the budget sum allocated to elective home education services
for the current year.

ANSWER; £15,000.00

4/ What is the forward budget sum allocated to elective home education
services for the next financial year

ANSWER: £15,000.00

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Yours sincerely

Helen Magri
Corporate Information Governance Officer

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Dear Helen

That's great, thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Nicholson

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