Dear Ealing Borough 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,
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Please find attached our response.
Thank you very much for this information. Could I just clarify whether the sum mentioned relates exclusively to elective home education ie where children are educated at home by parental choice?
My colleagues have confirmed that this is on parental preference through the SEN statementing process. A school and/or support would have been offered and the parents have requested this provision as an alternative to that offer.
I'm very sorry but I think we are talking at cross-purposes. I am trying to find out the budget for a member of staff to deal with home educated children and young people.
For example, West Berkshire has allocated around £10,000 and Hounslow around £24,000.
It may be that this amount can't be disaggregated from a larger sum which is set aside for home tuition provided by the council?
There is a relatively small number of home educated pupils on SEN home programmes. The amount of funding for children and young people with statements of SEN Is calculated in relation to the provision required to meet the needs and achieve the outcomes. This will be different for individual children.
Thank you, that's good to hear.