Ofsted teenage pregnancy home education etc

In January I listed all the Ofsted reports between April 2015 (new home education guidance) and January 2016

The latest batch of reports are better, from the home education point of view in that either home education is not mentioned or it is neutral. The only exception is the report for Middlesbrough where home education is bizarrely juxtaposed with the teenage pregnancy rate.

In early February I explained how Ofsted ends up asking about home education. https://edyourself.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/how-does-ofsted-end-up-asking-local-authorities-about-home-education/

No mention of home education

Around 80 children and young people are electively home educated in Slough. Appropriate steps are taken to build positive relationships with educators, although some families choose not to accept this support. Where there are concerns about children’s welfare, they are referred to children’s social care.

No mention of home education
Cheshire West and Chester
No mention of home education.

Nationally published data show that the local authority and its partners have achieved a 39% reduction in under-18-year-old conceptions between 2010 and 2013, from 65 down to 40 teenage girls per 10,000. However, despite this success, Middlesbrough still had the fourth highest rate of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales in 2013. The local authority’s arrangements for monitoring home-educated pupils are good. There are currently 29 children and young people being home educated, spread across most school years and all key stages.


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