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
Pilot Consultation Documentation
Following our meeting on 23 September, 2013, it was decided to pilot the new procedures and documentation from 4 November, 2013, to 12 February, 2014. We will be meeting on 10 December, 2013, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm to develop a questionnaire on the pilot. You are welcome to attend this meeting. Venue to be confirmed nearer the date.
Please see the following pilot documentation:
Information for Parents (855 kb)
EHE Letter 1 (89 kb)
Record of Information (129 kb)
Record of Information (424 kb)
School Exit Information (104 kb)
School Exit Information (549 kb)
Concerns Letter (72 kb)
EHE Procedures (263 kb)
EHE Consultation Meeting, 10 December 2013- POSTPONED
Due to unforeseen circumstances the meeting planned for 10th December at Stafford Community Fire Station has had to be postponed. This meeting will now take place on Wednesday 8th January, 2014 (venue to be confirmed).
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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