In the speech introducing his Home Education Bill on Friday November 24th 2017, Lord Soley said “two of the councils that have been most helpful to me on this are Hampshire and Kent.”
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.
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