Elective Home Education Guidance Notes for Parents
Please note: this documentation is in the process of being revised.
Education at Home Booklet
This guidance booklet is designed to simply explain the basics of elective home education and the specific role of Staffordshire County Council (SCC). It should help you to understand what happens in Staffordshire to promote partnership between SCC and families who choose to provide their child(ren) with education 'otherwise' than 'by regular attendance at school'. You may already be an established elective home educator, with well thought-out ideas about an approach that works for your family. However, many parents have questions and sometimes doubts about how it all works. This booklet is mainly to help you.
Please see attached the EHE policy and process flowchart.
The local authority makes informal enquiries regarding the method / appoach that parents will adopt when they elect to home educate their child(ren). The "yellow" booklet is a useful audit tool for parents to consider the intitial steps which they plan to undertake. It is hoped that parents find this a useful resources/tool to think about and delivering an education at home. Whilst it is not exhaustive it will provide some parents with ideas /starting points when embarking on establishing positive learning routines. Parents need only complete what they can and return this within 21 days of de-registering their child(ren) from school.
When parents meet with a member of the EHE service the "yellow" booklet provides an agenda for the initial discussion.
Some parents may elect to provide the LA with their own outline instead.
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Parent Partnership Service: see attached general information flier; to support parents with a child that has an SEN statement or has been excluded from school.
What every parent needs to know!!
Advice and guidance produced by Parenting Practitioners and a Social Enterprise company in the East of England in partnership with Dr Margot Sunderland (
Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London), Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University, and Integrative Child Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience of working with children and families. She is the author of more than twenty books in the field of child mental health, published in nineteen countries. The Science of Parenting (Dorling Kindersley) won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards 2007 (Popular Medicine section). The book is the result of over ten years intensive research on the long term effects of parent- child interaction on the brain. Margot is also Chief Executive and Founding Director of The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, a British accredited Higher and Independent Education College and academic partner of London Metropolitan University. See attached Pdfs - Children's Brain & Teenagers Brain.
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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue want to ensure that your home is safe and will provide a Home Fire Risk check and instal a smoke alarm if required - telephone 0800 0241 999 NOW!
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