Dear Dorset County 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
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Dear Ms Nicholson
I am writing further to your email below. I will take each of your questions in turn.
1. EHE comes under Alternative Provision (Sylvia Lord) which in turn comes under David Alderson as the Senior Advisor for Virtual School, Alternative Provision and EHE.
2. a) 2013/14 and b) 2014/15 - for both years Section 251 budget tables and costs for EHE are included within line 1.2.5 (SEN Support Services).
3. Budget sum allocated to EHE for 2014/15: The base budget for EHE is £22,500.
4. What is the forward budget sum for EHE for the next financial year? This is not known at present as the process for preparing/building next year's budgets isn't usually finalised until late December/ early January. As a guide, it is usual procedure to add an inflationary element to the current base budget for EHE.
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