Educational Concerns

J Carter made this Freedom of Information request to Doncaster Borough Council

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Dear Doncaster 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 (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 Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear J Carter,

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request has been passed to the Learning Opportunities Children and Young People directorate. They will endeavour to search for any information held to provide you with a response as soon as is possible within 20 working days and in any case by the 5th April 2018.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Marshall
Freedom of Information Officer
Tel 01302 736000
Doncaster Council

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LOCYP Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

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Dear J Carter,

 

Please find attached Doncaster Councils response to your Freedom of
Information request dated 6 March 2018.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jessica Pyle

Business Support Officer

Transformation Executive Group

Learning and Opportunities: Children and Young People

Doncaster Council

 

Phone          01302 862128

Address       Floor 3, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU

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Dear LOCYP Requests,

Please answer the questions you are able to respond to.

Yours sincerely,

J Carter

LOCYP Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear Colleague,

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please contact us on 01302 736590.

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Freedom of Information Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear J Carter

 

Re:  Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Your request has been passed to the Learning Opportunities Children and
Young People directorate. They will endeavour to search for any
information held and provide you with a response as soon as is possible
within 20 working days and in any case by the 29^th May 2018.

Yours sincerely

 

Sarah Winn

Information Governance Officer – Corporate Resources

Corporate Resources,

Doncaster Council

 

Address       Floor One, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Please find attached Doncaster Council’s response to your Freedom of
Information Request on 28 April 2018.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Stephanie Grant

Business Support Assistant

Transformation Executive Team

Commissioning and Business Development

Learning and Opportunities: Children and Young People

Doncaster Council

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Floor 3

Civic Office

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Doncaster

DN1 3BU

 

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