Dear Gateshead Metropolitan 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
Dear Ms Nicholson
I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this service.
Your request dated 24 July 2014 was received by this department on 24 July 2014.
A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 21 August 2014.
There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.
Information Rights Officer
Further to my response in January 2013 to a similar question you asked, in
Gateshead we have an EHE team which consists of a co-ordinator, liaison
teacher and administrative support staff. All of these staff sit within
the educationGateshead service who support schools, learners and parents.
Given the varied support roles these staff carry out not only in relation
to EHE but within the wider context of education support following the
amalgamation of a number of different teams/roles as I previously
mentioned, we are therefore unable to put an actual cost on this support,
however, the overall budget is held within the s251 table 2.0.4. school
improvement for both 2013/14 and 2014/15.
Exclusions & Admissions Officer
Behaviour & Attendance Improvement Team
Tel: 0191 433 8591 Fax: 0191 433 8583
Dryden Centre. Evistones Road, Gateshead NE9 5UR
Many thanks for this.