Kathie McInnes reports on the UK’s Stoke-On-Trent home education statistics.
74 children taught by parents at home
Twelve of the home-educated youngsters are from Pakistani heritage families, which is a disproportionately higher figure for Pakistani pupils than in the general school age population. But the bulk of children taught at home – 45 in all – come from white British backgrounds;
Eleven children have special needs statements, which means they are still subject to an annual review by the local authority to ensure their needs are being met.