Correspondence from DfE to LAs about home education

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Dear Department for Education,

Please provide copies of any correspondence from the Department to local authorities between September 2013 and March 2014 which deals with elective home education/home schooling and home educated children/young people."

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

Department for Education

Dear Ms Nicholson

Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2014/0033396.

Thank you

Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Department for Education

Dear Ms Nicholson,
Thank you for your email dated 24 April 2014 about Elective Home
Education.
 
I must ask you for clarification of this request. Do you mean
correspondence with authorities in general about home education as a
subject, or do you mean correspondence with individual local authorities
about particular EHE cases. If the latter, the correspondence will almost
certainly be exempt from disclosure because of the personal information it
contains.
Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2014/0033396. If
you need to respond to us, please visit:
[1]www.education.gov.uk/contactus, and quote your reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Bishop
Independent Education and School Governance
[email address]
[2]www.gov.uk/dfe

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Fiona Nicholson

Dear Stephen,

I am sorry for being unclear.

I would like copies of correspondence from the department to local authorities where home education or home educated children and young people are mentioned.

I understand that personal data will have to be redacted

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Nicholson

Department for Education

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Dear Ms Nicholson,
Thank you for your email dated 24 April 2014 about Elective Home
Education.
 
In the time period of September 2013 and March 2014 there were only four
communications between the Department and local authorities about elective
home education. All of these were about specific matters, not the general
issue. Attached are copies of the two emails involved, and two letters. In
each case, as you know, personal data has been redacted being exempt under
s.40 of the Freedom Of Information Act.
Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2014/0036020. If
you need to respond to us, please visit:
[1]www.education.gov.uk/contactus, and quote your reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Bishop
Independent Education and School Governance
[email address]
[2]www.gov.uk/dfe

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Fiona Nicholson

Dear Stephen,

Many thanks for this prompt fulfilment of my FOI.

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Nicholson

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I've put all the letters in one file linked from here http://edyourself.org/news/index.php#dfe...

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Sent a follow-up for time period either side https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

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