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Elective Home Education (EHE)

Description

Parents have to ensure their child receives efficient and suitable full time education whilst they are of compulsory school age. Most parents achieve this by sending their child to school, however, some parents decide to educate their child at home. If you decide to home educate your child you are responsible for providing your child’s education and for any costs involved. You must also satisfy the education welfare service that you are providing a good standard of education. If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), then you can still choose to electively home educate your child. If your child attends a mainstream school then it is advisable to inform the school of your decision. The school will inform the local authority and an officer from the education welfare service will contact you to discuss arranging for a review of your child's EHCP. If your child attends a special school then you must write to the local authority and obtain their consent before removing your child from their school. The LA will arrange for a review of your child’s plan and will want to discuss your plan to educate your child. You may be able to access a personal budget to support you to electively home educate your child.

Location
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA
Staff training and experience

All officers have relevant professional qualifications at degree level and undertake ongoing professional development as required.

Contact
(01482) 394000 - Option 2
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA
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Description

Parents have to ensure their child receives efficient and suitable full time education whilst they are of compulsory school age. Most parents achieve this by sending their child to school, however, some parents decide to educate their child at home. If you decide to home educate your child you are responsible for providing your child’s education and for any costs involved. You must also satisfy the education welfare service that you are providing a good standard of education. If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), then you can still choose to electively home educate your child. If your child attends a mainstream school then it is advisable to inform the school of your decision. The school will inform the local authority and an officer from the education welfare service will contact you to discuss arranging for a review of your child's EHCP. If your child attends a special school then you must write to the local authority and obtain their consent before removing your child from their school. The LA will arrange for a review of your child’s plan and will want to discuss your plan to educate your child. You may be able to access a personal budget to support you to electively home educate your child.

Age
4-16