Here are some discussions between Lord Soley and various local authority officers September to December 2017, derived from this FOI
Home education quotes in Ofsted inspection reports (children’s services safeguarding) September to December 2017, representing the last in the cycle of Single Inspection Framework [SIF] inspections.
Click here for Ofsted guidance to inspectors about home education. (Many inspection reports do not appear to follow this guidance)
NB from 2018 Ofsted will switch to a new inspection system, ILACS, which is explained here.
Parents of 14 and 15 year olds sometimes contact me because they are considering taking their child out of school to avoid the stigma of a permanent exclusion.
Stoke on Trent Ofsted children’s services inspection report was published on August 12th 2015. It is the 6th LA report to be published since Ofsted issued new guidance on home education to inspectors. The overall grade is ‘requires improvement.’