Elective Home Education is the term used to describe parents’ decisions to provide education for their children at home instead of sending them to school.
The Local Authority supports the right of parents to educate their child at home and work in partnership with parents to ensure the child receives a suitable education that takes into account their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have.
Parents making the decision to home educate their son or daughter should inform the head teacher of the current school in writing. The school are then required to inform the Local Authority. If the student has never attended school, please inform the Local Authority of this decision to educate at home by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Educational Needs
All children can be educated at home regardless of any special education needs or a disability. If they have an EHC Plan, then arrangements will need to be made for their Annual Reviews.
Further Advice on Home Education for Children with an Education Health and Care Plan
These resources were made available from the coronvirus outbreak of 2020.
The National Oak Academy
The National Oak Academy is an online school with lessons and resources for parents and teachers. There are specialist lessons available, and weekly assemblies. More information can be found on The National Oak Academy website.
StarLine is an online resource with home learning advice. They also provide weekly live conversations with guest education and parenting experts on Youtube. More information can be found on the StarLine website.
Dept for Education Elective Home Education Guidance for Parents - April 2019 (web link)