Click here for Ofsted guidance to inspectors about home education. (Many inspection reports do not appear to follow this guidance) These are Ofsted children’s services inspection links for July and August 2017 mentioning home education
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has recently published a case where Norfolk Council must reimburse £1,500 the family spent obtaining professional reports and pay the parents £5000 for their child’s lost opportunities for education and support, plus £500 for their avoidable distress caused by the Council’s faults.
This is the explanation I have recently received about 16-18 college funding for students with special educational needs and disabilities. I am passing this on in the hope that it will explain the financial benefit to having an Education Health and Care Plan [EHCP] *Continue reading →
Schools Week has published an article about home education. It doesn’t mention unmet special educational needs; the issue of local authorities’ lack of power over academies; the threshold and eligibility for alternative provision; parents home educating while waiting for a place at a preferred school; or coerced deregistration.
A new Home Education Bill had its First Reading in the House of Lords on June 27th 2017. I explained in the last blog post what this means and I now want to look in more detail at the TIMESCALE for this Bill moving forwards. Continue reading →