Educational Concerns

J Carter made this Freedom of Information request to Northamptonshire County Council

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Dear Northamptonshire County 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 in the years (from January 1st to December 31st) 2015, 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 4 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 2015, 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 (2013 - present) and recorded communications relating to elective home education (2016 - present), including any e-mail attachments. This does not include communications between the Elective Home Education team and electively home educating parents.

Yours faithfully,

J Carter

Freedom of Information,

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your email.

I will need clarification from you before I am able to progress your
request and would be grateful if you could confirm a time frame for the
first part of question A. Are you referring to those currently known to
the team or during 2015-2017 as per part ii) of your question?

Additionally, are you able to provide more detail relating to your request
for recorded communications relating to elective home education (2016 -
present), including any e-mail attachments. We do need to provide as
specific as possible search criteria to IT and it would be helpful to know
what you particularly require.

Your request will be suspended whilst clarification is sought and so I
look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks and kind regards

 

Sarah Jobling

Senior Administrator

Freedom of Information/Data Protection Team

Business Intelligence and Project Management

Northamptonshire County Council

 

Tel: 01604 368360

[email address]

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Dear Freedom of Information,

"Are you referring to those currently known to the team or during 2015-2017 as per part ii) of your question?"

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"Additionally, are you able to provide more detail relating to your request for recorded communications relating to elective home education (2016 - present), including any e-mail attachments. We do need to provide as specific as possible search criteria to IT and it would be helpful to know what you particularly require."

Any communication that would not fall under S40.

Yours sincerely,

J Carter

Freedom of Information,

Freedom of Information Request: FR8023

 

I am writing to acknowledge your clarification of your request for
information dated 28/02/2018 received by us on 01/03/2018

 

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Tracey Gilkes
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Northamptonshire County Council
Business Intelligence and Project Management
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Kind regards

 

Gillian Hollowell

Senior Freedom of Information/Data Protection Officer

Business Intelligence and Project Management

Northamptonshire County Council

One Angel Square

Angel Street

Northampton

NN1 1ED

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