Educational Concerns

J Carter made this Freedom of Information request to Salford City Council

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Dear Salford City 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

Bond, Julie, Salford City Council

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Dear Mr Carter

Please find enclosed the Council’s response to your recent freedom of
information request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Bond  Principal Information Governance Officer

Legal & Governance Division

Service Reform

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Salford City Council
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Dear Bond, Julie,

Please provide copies of recorded communications relating to elective home education (2017 - present), including any e-mail attachments as requested in the original FOI. 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 sincerely,

J Carter

Bond, Julie, Salford City Council

Dear Mr Carter
Thank you for your additional email requesting recorded communications. The officer in charge if this area of business is seeking clarification as to what types of recorded communication you are seeking to obtain. There is also a concern about the length of time it may take to extract email communications .All assistance and clarity that you can provide will be helpful for us in trying to resolve your request.

Kind regards

Julie Bond Principal Information Governance Officer
Legal & Governance Division
Service Reform
DD    0161 793 3041
E   [email address]
 
Salford City Council
Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 5AW
T    0161 794 4711

    

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Dear Bond, Julie,

"Thank you for your additional email requesting recorded communications. The officer in charge if this area of business is seeking clarification as to what types of recorded communication you are seeking to obtain. There is also a concern about the length of time it may take to extract email communications .All assistance and clarity that you can provide will be helpful for us in trying to resolve your request."

All recorded communications to and from the Elective Home Education team, and any meetings in which elective home education has been discussed.

Yours sincerely,

J Carter