Wokingham Ofsted report home education

Wokingham has just been inspected by Ofsted.  The overall grade is “requires improvement”

The local authority maintains a list of children and young people who are electively home educated (EHE). Currently, 77 young people are EHE. Appropriate agencies checks are completed to identify any concerns. To date, 57 children and young people have been visited at home to ensure the appropriateness of their education. There are plans in place to visit the remaining 20 children. A very small minority of EHE children are known to children’s social care. Nine children have started or resumed mainstream education because of the constructive support provided by the local authority.

Ofsted published guidance on home education for inspectors earlier in the year.  This is what Ofsted told its inspectorsInspectionAdviceNoteElectiveHomeEducation

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3 thoughts on “Wokingham Ofsted report home education

  1. Tom Crellin

    ” Nine children have started or resumed mainstream education because of the constructive support provided by the local authority.” – This is reported as if it is the LAs duty to ensure as many as possible return to school. Where are the numbers for how many were helped to remain in their preferred choice of home education because of “constructive support”? Or is the LA support only one way?

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    1. Fiona Nicholson Post author

      Another way to read it is “the LA argued with schools which were refusing to accept children”. Sometimes schools do refuse and sometimes LAs can help. LAs can also help sometimes when parents are coerced into deregistering. It’s not clear what it means, in my opinion.

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