LETTER TO SEND WHEN A WELSH SCHOOL REFUSES TO ACTION YOUR DEREGISTRATION LETTER
Dear Heads name
I have received your letter/email/phone call dated xxx, I have taken advice and I understand that in law if I choose to deregister my child in order to home educate you must remove their name from the register immediately and notify the Local Authority. I therefore refer you to my deregistration letter dated the x.
Deletions from admission register. 8.(1) The following are prescribed as the grounds on which the name of a pupil of compulsory school age must be deleted from the admission register— (d)in a case not falling within sub-paragraph (a), that the pupil has ceased to attend the school and the proprietor has received written notification from the parent that the pupil is receiving education otherwise than at school. (Education (Pupil Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2010 section 8(1)(d)).
We are aware the government has suggested LAs and schools can offer a meeting with parents if they are considering deregistration, this suggestion did not include refusing to or to delay deregistration upon receipt of a deregistration notification. We do not require a meeting as we are happy and confident with our decision.
There is no legal basis for a cooling off period/ a meeting/lengthy process *quote whatever the school have claimed*. I ask that if you believe this to be true that you provide, in writing to me, evidence of such a rule or law. I am well versed in the EHE guidance and can categorically state no such rule exists.
We respectfully remind you that the deregistration was an instruction to be actioned immediately not a request to be considered.
I have fulfilled all of my legal obligations in this case by simply instructing you to deregister my child as per the 2023 Elective Home Education guidelines.
I await confirmation by return that you have now removed my child’s name from the school roll.
There is a government consultation about proposed new EHE (England) guidance. We will be producing a guide ASAP to help you respond, so no need to rush in.
For now, have a read, BUT DO NOT PANIC ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES: