Update on draft responses to consultation on elective home education, 6 June 2007, Dare to Know Below, with many thanks to HEors elsewhere for providing considerable amounts of inspiration for these answers, is an updated draft of a response to the DfES Consultation on Guidelines for Elective Home Education.
The draft answers to the consultation are highlighted in blue. Criticisms of this response are very likely to be gratefully received, and much help needed with the SEN section!(see proposed answers at blog)
Department for Education and Skills (DfES), Consultation on Elective Home Education Guidelines
1.4 Reasons for Elective Home Education
2.1 The law relating to Elective Home Education
2.4 Parental rights and responsibilities
2.5 Local authorities’ responsibilities
3.1 Clear policies and procedures
3.4 Contact with the local authority
3.8 De-registration from school
3.11 Providing a full-time education
3.15 Children with special educational needs
4.1 Developing relationships
4.3 Acknowledging diversity
4.5 Providing information for parents
4.7 Contact with parents and children
4.9 Child protection
4.11 Reviewing policies and procedures
5.1 Support and resources
5.3 The National Curriculum
5.5 Connexions Service
5.7 Local authorities’ role in supporting work experience
5.9 Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
5.10 Truancy Sweeps
5.11 Traveller Children
Questions for Consultation
1. Do you agree that it is helpful for the DfES to issue guidelines to local authorities?
2. Do you agree that the description of the law (paragraphs 2.1-2.3) relating to elective home education is accurate and clear?
3. Do you agree that the description of local authorities’ responsibilities (paragraphs 2.5-2.11) is accurate and helpful?
4. Do you agree that the section on contact with the local authority (paragraphs 3.4-3.7) is accurate and helpful?
5. Do you agree that the section on providing a full-time education (paragraphs 3.11-3.14) – and in particular, the characteristics of provision (paragraph 3.13) – is accurate and helpful?
6. Do you agree that the section on developing relationships (section 4) is useful?
7a. Are the suggested resources in section 5 and appendix 2 useful?
7b. Should any other contacts be included?
Please use this space for any other comments you wish to make about the guidance
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