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.
It’s disappointing that Ofsted doesn’t do more to check on maintained schools and academies use of internal and external exclusion. Potentially there are 4 ways this could be done currently, both at school level and at local authority level, although there are drawbacks to each: Continue reading
This is the third post in my guide to school exclusion in order that the all-important conversations with the school and with the local authority – especially if the child has a statement of SEN or EHCP – can happen much earlier in the process. Continue reading