Number children home educated with statement/EHCP or previously on SEN support

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Fiona Nicholson

Dear Sheffield City Council,

For the academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 (ie since the Children and Families Act 2014) please could you tell me the number of children/young people:

1. electively home educated with a statement
2. electively home educated with an EHCP
3. electively home educated having previously been on SEN support in school
4. electively home educated having previously been enrolled in mainstream school
5. electively home educated having previously been enrolled in a special school

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

FOI, Sheffield City Council

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Dear Fiona Nicholson
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Number home
educated children with statement/EHCP or previously on SEN support which
we received on 07/07/2017.
 
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From: Fiona Nicholson
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Sent: 07 July 2017 15:38
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Number children home educated
with statement/EHCP or previously on SEN support
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
For the academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 (ie since the Children
and Families Act 2014) please could you tell me the number of
children/young people:
 
1. electively home educated with a statement 2. electively home educated
with an EHCP 3. electively home educated having previously been on SEN
support in school 4. electively home educated having previously been
enrolled in mainstream school 5. electively home educated having
previously been enrolled in a special school
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Fiona Nicholson
 
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FOI, Sheffield City Council

 
 
Dear Fiona,
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to the number
of children home educated with statement/EHCP or previously on SEN
support.
 
Please find below, Sheffield City Council’s response to your request:
 

Summary of Elective Home Education Cases

Academic Year

2014/15 2015/16 2016/17

SEN All From From All From From All From From
status Cases mainstream Special Cases mainstream Special Cases mainstream Special
Statement 10 <10 < 5 11 6 <5 9 5 <5
(1)
EHCP (2) 6 <5 < 5 6 6 0 8 7 0
SEN
Support 67 63 0 81 77 0 102 99 0
(3)
All SEN 83 72 < 5 98 89 <5 119 111 <5
(4, 5)

 
Source: All children with a period of or continuing Elective Home
Education (Education Otherwise) reported from Capita ONE system in
academic years above as at 10/7/17. Numbers have been suppressed less than
5 or where other numbers less than 5 might be identified from the totals. 
 
The shaded boxes show the responses for each academic year to the numbered
questions: for example in academic year 2014/15 there were 10 children
with statements (1), 6 children with EHCPs (2), and 67 children with SEN
support (3) and there were 72 children who came from a mainstream setting
(4) and <5 children from special school (5).
 
SEN status is the child's current status or if they are currently in home
education their previous status.  SEN support includes School Action and
School Action Plus. From mainstream or special relates to the provision
immediately prior to starting elective home education.
 
Note:  There are low numbers of children who begin home education from
other than mainstream schools or special schools e.g. Inclusion Unit,
Independent or no previous school attendance and are included in the all
cases totals (1-3).
 
 
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Kind Regards,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
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_____________________________________________
From: Fiona Nicholson
[[4]mailto:[FOI #416795 email]]
Sent: 07 July 2017 15:38
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Number children home educated
with statement/EHCP or previously on SEN support
 
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
For the academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 (ie since the Children
and Families Act 2014) please could you tell me the number of
children/young people:
 
1. electively home educated with a statement 2. electively home educated
with an EHCP 3. electively home educated having previously been on SEN
support in school 4. electively home educated having previously been
enrolled in mainstream school 5. electively home educated having
previously been enrolled in a special school
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Fiona Nicholson
 
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Fiona Nicholson

Dear FOI,

That's great, thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Nicholson

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Hi Richard, many thanks for the table!
Fiona

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