Elective Home Education Policy review

Closed 20 Nov 2019

Opened 16 Oct 2019


Why we are consulting?

Parents have the right under Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 to take the decision to educate their children at home, this is known as elective home education (EHE), and is distinct from home tuition that may be provided by a school, academy or the Local Authority if a pupils has health related needs.

The aim of the elective home education policy is to ensure that the Local Authority has robust procedures in place for discharging its statutory duties in relation to electively home educated children and young people and seeks to affirm the principles upon which the Local Authority undertakes its duty towards electively home educated children and young people.
Why we are consulting

The current Elective Home Education Policy was agreed in 2015 and needs reviewing to reflect the publication of DFE updated non-statutory guidance Elective home education; Departmental guidance for local authorities, April 2019 and Elective home education: Departmental guidance for parents, April 2019.

The local authority is committed to working in partnership with parents who choose to electively home educated their children. The revised policy aims to offer clarity regarding Nottinghamshire County Council’s process and procedure in respect of children who are electively home educated, and steps that will be taken if there are concerns regarding the provision of education or the welfare of a child.

You can give your views on the consultation between 16 October 2019 and 20 November 2019. The views of parents, schools and other stakeholders are important to Nottinghamshire County Council and all responses will be considered prior to a final updated Elective Home Education Policy being agreed.