Elective Home Education
Elective Home Education (EHE)
We understand that many home educated children have an overwhelmingly positive learning experience. We would expect that any parents’ decision to home educate to be made with their child’s best education at the heart of the decision. However, we know this is not the case for all, and home education can mean some children are less visible to the services that are there to keep them safe and supported in line with their needs.
From September 2016 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 were amended. This means we inform Telford & Wrekin Council of all deletions from our admission register when a child is taken off roll.
Where a parent/carer has expressed their intention to remove a child from school with a view to educating at home, we will facilitate a meeting with the local authority education team, ourselves and other relevant schools, other key professionals and where possible parents/carers. Ideally, this will be before a final decision has been made, to ensure the parents/carers have considered what is in the best interests of each child. This is particularly important where a child has SEND, is vulnerable, and/or has a social worker. The school will invite the local authority education team by emailing email@example.com
We understand it is our responsibility to identify parents or carers who we need to meet with to discuss EHE before they make their final decision. We will record if parents refuse to attend this meeting. If parents decline this meeting, we will still meet with the local authority.
We will follow the Telford & Wrekin Council, EHE pathway.