Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered

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Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

I am submitting this freedom of information request to find out the following information regarding elective home education. When I refer to 'children', I mean they are either de-registered from a school or have never been registered with a school. Please provide copies of all available documents, research and paperwork.

A) I would like to know which department within Bath and North East Somerset Council local authority deals with elective home education?
1) I would like to know who is currently employed in this team, and who the team leader is.
2) I would like to know who they report to.
3) What form of contact they use with families the first time they contact them.
i) Please supply copies of policies and procedures used for elective home education, for staff use or supplied to Home educators.

B) Has the LA made the team dealing with elective home education aware that there is no requirement to investigate a case or for the LA to seek to satisfy itself that a suitable education is being provided when they know the reason why a child has ceased to attend school? The specified reason being, parents have given legal notification to a school that they are educating otherwise than at school.

C) I would like to know how many children are currently known as being electively home educated in ‘…..........’ local authority.

D) How many pupils have been de-registered from school to be electively home educated?
Please provide numbers for: July 2015, July 2016 and July 2017. Please categorise these into:
- Children with no known SEN
- Children with SEN
- Children de-registered from special schools
- Children with care plans
- Children under services such as; CAHMS

Yours faithfully,

Katherine Norman

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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From:    KNorman <[FOI #461638 email]>

Sent:     01 February 2018 08:06

To:          Information Governance

Subject:               Freedom of Information request - Elective Home
Education team and

numbers of children known and deregistered

 

 

Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

 

I am submitting this freedom of information request to find out the
following information regarding

elective home education. When I refer to 'children', I mean they are
either de-registered from a school

or have never been registered with a school. Please provide copies of all
available documents, research

and paperwork.

 

A) I would like to know which department within Bath and North East
Somerset Council local authority

deals with elective home education?

1) I would like to know who is currently employed in this team, and who
the team leader is.

2) I would like to know who they report to.

3) What form of contact they use with families the first time they contact
them.

i) Please supply copies of policies and procedures used for elective home
education, for staff use or

supplied to Home educators.

 

B) Has the LA made the team dealing with elective home education aware
that there is no requirement

to investigate a case or for the LA to seek to satisfy itself that a
suitable education is being provided

when they know the reason why a child has ceased to attend school? The
specified reason being,

parents have given legal notification to a school that they are educating
otherwise than at school.

 

C) I would like to know how many children are currently known as being
electively home educated in

‘…..........’ local authority.

 

D) How many pupils have been de-registered from school to be electively
home educated?

Please provide numbers for: July 2015, July 2016 and July 2017. Please
categorise these into:

- Children with no known SEN

- Children with SEN

- Children de-registered from special schools

- Children with care plans

- Children under services such as; CAHMS

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Katherine Norman

 

 

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