Stoke on Trent Ofsted children’s services inspection report was published on August 12th 2015. It is the 6th LA report to be published since Ofsted issued new guidance on home education to inspectors. The overall grade is ‘requires improvement.’
The local authority has registered 151 children as electively home educated.
Education support staff are proactive in encouraging families to register when
they choose to educate their children at home. A small number of children are
home educated while also accessing alternative provision. When parents
register, the authority provides good guidance and support.