Dear Rotherham Metropolitan Borough 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

Accesstoinformation, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear J Carter,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Freedom of Information Request 1240-17.

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 26^th February 2018,
relating to Educational Concerns, this has been allocated reference FOI
1240-17.

 

We will process your request as soon as possible and provide you with our
response within 20 working days.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Josh Cockram

Information Assistant

Customer, Information and Digital
Finance & Customer Services

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council         

 

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Dear J Carter

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information – 1240-17

 

Thank you for your request for information received on the 26^th February
2018.

 

Please find our response attached.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kyle Hopkins

Information Support Officer

Information Management Team

Customer, Information and Digital Services

Finance and Customer Services Directorate
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 

 

Tel: (01709)254416           
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