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Educating your child at home

Information and policy on educating your child at home.

The majority of parents choose to educate their children at school, however every year a small number decide to make their own arrangements and educate their children at home. This is known as Elective Home Education (EHE).

Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 gives parents the right to educate their children "otherwise" than at school.

It states that: "The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable to their age, ability and aptitude, and to any special educational needs they may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise."

For those families who choose to home educate, The EHE Co-ordinator offers a programme of regular contact. She is a qualified teacher who is able to offer guidance about curriculum subjects and teaching and learning strategies and to give a wide range of information about educational opportunities for home educated children.

Policy and procedures for EHE

The guide should answer most of the questions you may have as a parent, but the Elective Home Education Support Officer can be contacted for further advice.

Please note this policy is currently under review, updates will follow shortly.

The guide should answer most of the questions you may have as a parent, but the EHE Co-ordinator can be contacted for further advice.

Contact us

Elective Home Education ad Travelling Children Support Officer
The Graiseley Centre
Pool Street
WV2 4NE
Tel: 01902 550621