EHE department - suitable education

Tania Berlow made this Freedom of Information request to Medway Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I read that you currently have 99 children registered as Electively Home Educated.

Therefore for the purposes of this FOI request , these children are either de-registered from a school or have never been registered with a school.

A) I would like to know of these children how many are there where the visiting person has concerns that a 'suitable' education is 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 particular child is not appearing to be learning 'enough'?
3)whether there are concerns because the family have not implemented a structured approached?
4)or whether the fact that the national Curriculum is not being followed is causing concern?

C)If there are children in the above 4 categories , please indicate if further steps are being taken- for example , issuance of a School Attendance Order?

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

E) Please can you confirm whether any children who fit into the above categories of concern about 'educational provision suitability' would also therefore be referred to Social Services?

F) Lastly is it possible in your Local Authority that Social Services are involved with a family but that The EHE department do not know of this involvement (This involvement would be on an
on-going basis rather than a one off referral which is found to be of no genuine concern)

Yours faithfully,

Tania Berlow

warren, yvonne, Medway Council

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Dear Ms Berlow

Please find attached letter of acknowledgment of your request for freedom
of information.

Kind regards

Yvonne Warren
Business Support Officer
Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Chatham, ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 332204 Fax 01634 332848
email: [1][email address]

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spencer, emma, Medway Council

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Dear Ms Berlow

Please find attached letter regarding your Freedom of Information request.

Best wishes
Emma

Dear spencer, emma,
I have now recieved 2 acknowledgment letters and no information and the time limit is up today for Medway to provide a response within the legal time limit.
was that last email a mistake?
thanks

Yours sincerely,

Tania Berlow

spencer, emma, Medway Council

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Dear Ms Berlow

I apologise for the delay - and yes it was a mistake, I had meant to
send you a holding response as unfortunately the team who are dealing
with your request need longer to gather the information. I have
attached the letter I should have sent. I apologise for the delay in
responding.

Best wishes
Emma

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Dear spencer, emma,

still waiting for a response. The site I am going through asks me to prompt them when the 20 day limit expires.

Yours sincerely,

Tania Berlow

spencer, emma, Medway Council

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Dear Ms Berlow

Please find attached response to your request, and again I apologise for
the delay in responding to you.

Best wishes
Emma