The Ofsted safeguarding inspection report on Torbay has just been published. The overall grade is inadequate.
Home education appears in the section entitled “The experiences and progress of children who need help and protection”.
A high number of children (137) receive elective home education. This is an increase from the 99 recorded in 2013 – 14. The progress of children receiving elective home education is monitored by the elective home education officer to ensure that children receive a suitable education. The virtual school head teacher also maintains an overview of these arrangements, including home visits.
This is what Ofsted told its inspectors