Educational Concerns

J Carter made this Freedom of Information request to East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Dear East Riding of Yorkshire Council,

A) Can you please categorise how those known to the team dealing with elective home education became known? E.g. School, Doctor, self-referral, concerns about the educational provision reported etc.

i) Does the local authority seek to satisfy itself that the educational provision the parent(s) are providing is suitable to the child's age, aptitude, ability and any SEN as soon as they become aware that parents are electively home educating, regardless of how they become known to the local authority?

ii) How many instances have there been from June 2016, 2017 and to the date of this FOI where the person dealing with elective home education has or has had concerns that a 'suitable' education is not being provided?

B) I would also appreciate it if this information could be broken down into categories:

1) whether they feel that no education is taking place?
2) whether they feel that the philosophy of education is inadequate - for example in the case of autonomous or child led learning, that the particular child is not appearing to be learning 'enough'?
3) whether there are concerns because the family have not implemented a structured approach?
4) or whether the fact that the national Curriculum is not being followed is causing concern?
5) a qualified third party is not involved in the child’s education?
6) An educational report has not been provided by a third party such as; a teacher etc.

C) I would like to know of these children, how many of these concerns were proven?

i) Of the children in the above 6 categories, please indicate if further steps have or are being taken - for example, referred to CME or issued with a School Attendance Order. Please break it down into each year asked for.

ii) Please indicate how many of these went to court in 2016 and 2017.

iii) Please also indicate if any Education Supervision Orders are currently in court for this population?

Finally, please provide all recorded documentation relating to elective home education including policies, procedures (2015 - present) and recorded communications relating to elective home education (2017 - present), including any e-mail attachments. This does not include communications between the Elective Home Education team and electively home educating parents or information that falls under S40 (which I expect to be redacted).

Yours faithfully,

J Carter

Freedom of Information, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Dear Sir or Madam

Further to your recent request for access to information, please see the
attached letter.
Kind Regards,
Freedom of Information

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Sue Watson,

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Hi

With regard to your recent FOI request please could you clarify what is
meant by

" recorded communications related to elective home education (2017 to
present) including any email attachments" in  the final paragraph.

Regards

Sue

Sue Watson
Technical Assistant
Tel:   (01482) 392156
Web:  [1]www.eastriding.gov.uk
Twitter:   [2]www.twitter.com/East_Riding
Facebook:   [3]www.facebook.com/eastridingcouncil

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Dear Sue Watson,

"With regard to your recent FOI request please could you clarify what is meant by
" recorded communications related to elective home education (2017 to present) including any email attachments" in the final paragraph."

To and from the elective home education team. This does not include communications between the local authority and elective home educating parents. Any information which falls under S40 should be redacted.

Yours sincerely,

J Carter

Freedom of Information, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

Further to your recent request for access to information within the
Freedom of Information Act, please see the attached letter/documents.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information

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Sue Watson,

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Dear J Carter

Thank you for your response to our request for clarification on your final
question within your FOI.  Unfortunately your response still does not
clearly state what information you are asking for. You have mentioned
'including any email attachments', due to the number of officers who would
be required to search their emails/files in order to respond to you we
would be applying for an exemption under the time required to complete
this task as it would be above the threshold.  

Regards

Sue

Sue Watson
Technical Assistant
Tel:   (01482) 392156
Web:  [1]www.eastriding.gov.uk
Twitter:   [2]www.twitter.com/East_Riding
Facebook:   [3]www.facebook.com/eastridingcouncil

From:        J Carter <[FOI #469907 email]>
To:        Sue Watson <[email address]>
Date:        27/03/2018 15:21
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - J Carter

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