If the LA has requested information about the provision, either in a letter or a form, and you have Home Educated for more than 2 months, use your judgement as to whether the form is applicable to Home Education (many aren’t). REMEMBER you do not have to be creating school at home, you do not have to give details of your own education, tutor details, or other intrusive information. You do not have to have a timetable or grade work.
You can use their form to provide information about the provision or send information using this template report of provision and resources.
Below are some suggestions to help when replying to the LA that is requesting information for the first time, when you’ve been home educating a couple of months.
In response to your letter/email/phone call/visit of x date, we wish to decline the meeting/call offered. We are well supported locally and nationally but we will reach out to your service should we require your support.
We respectfully request all future correspondence be kept in writing please remove our number from your records.
We are satisfied that the Home Educational provision for child is suitable to his/her age, ability and aptitude as well as being full time, the educational provision also takes into account their SEN only include SEN if appropriate
If copies of the child’s work are demanded we suggest at this stage not mentioning it, instead provide a report.
We appreciate you including the forms with your correspondence, however, they appear to be geared towards school educated children and do not allow representation of the wide array of ways a child can be Home Educated. We shall, instead, provide written information about the educational provision and resources, please see attached. Use our report guide to help with your reply.
We expect this is adequate information to satisfy your informal enquiry, please confirm receipt.
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: