Welcome to this on-line advice and support tool for parents who are either considering educating their child(ren) at home or for those parents looking for useful links.
The law clearly states that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their child or children receive a full-time education ensuring that every child is receiving an education suitable to his or her age, aptitude and ability and to any special educational needs (SEN) he or she may have, by regular attendance at a school or otherwise. The vast majority of parents/carers send their children to school. There are, however, a small minority who elect to educate their children otherwise than at school i.e. at home. Staffordshire County Council respects the rights of these parents/carers to educate their children at home.
Staffordshire County Council's Beliefs
Group Discussion Meeting Invitation
Please see the following invitation to a meeting being held at Cannock Community Fire Station on Monday, 11 February, 2013. As numbers are restricted would you please contact us to confirm if you are able to attend (see letter for details). If you are not able to attend but would like to send us some thoughts, please send them to the address on the letter. We look forward to meeting you if you are able to join us.
Invitation Letter (521 kb)
Please see the notes of the consultation meeting on 11 February, 2013, taken by Bernie a home educator, with thanks.
Staffordshire Home Education Consultation Minutes 11 February, 2013 (151 kb)
The date of the next group discussion meeting is Monday, 20 May, 2013, 09.30-11.30 at Cannock Community Fire Station. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
4. Feedback from the consultation
5. Discussion - school exit form
6. Dates for next meeting/venue
Consultation Documentation April 2013
Following our group discussion meetings, Staffordshire County Council are undergoing a consultation on their procedures and documentation. Please see the draft documentation below. If you have any views or comments please email them to the Elective Home Education Service ElectiveHomeEducation@staffordshire.gov.uk by Friday, 10 May, 2013. Thank you.
Draft Registration Letter (23 kb)
Initial Data Form (55 kb)
Information for Parents Leaflet (79 kb)
Please see link to online survey, closing date is 15 May, 2013 http://tolu.na/10vM3XI
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Convention on the Rights of the Child
Who is responsible for the Convention in the Government?
All parts of government have a responsibility to learn about, promote and implement the Convention. The Department for Children, Schools and Families co-ordinates the Government's report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Beverley Hughes MP, the Minister for Children, Young People and Families, has lead responsibility within the UK Government for the Convention.
- Governments agree that the aim of education is to help the fullest possible growth of the child's or young person's personality, talents and mental and physical abilities.
- Education must help children and young people:
- respect human rights
- respect their parents
- respect their and others' culture, language and values
- have self-respect
- respect the environment.
Find out more from the Childrens Rights AlliancePage
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