It’s called “elective home education” but where a child has special needs, parents may feel the choice has been forced on them, and however much parents go on to devote themselves to home education and however positively it turns out, parents remain absolutely clear that their children have been badly let down.
My survey on home education and special needs closes midnight October 31st 2015. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SENandhomeed2015
There have been 162 responses so far. Over two thirds of parents cite the child’s unhappiness at school as a reason for home education, half say that anxiety prevented the child from attending school, and over a third said their child was not making progress at school or was being bullied.
I have been asking local authorities for the paperwork they send to parents when a child or young person is due to transfer from a statement to an Education Health and Care Plan. My request was specifically about home educated children but many councils have just provided their standard letters and forms which apply to ALL children and young people.
Quotes – with permission – from my ongoing survey of home education and special needs (closes end October 2015) Continue reading