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Monitoring Response England

Letter to send to the LA when they attempt to monitor/assess/ask for a visit.

 ENGLAND ONLY

Your Name

Address

DATE

Elective Home Education

Local Authority Name

Address

Dear EWO/EHE

Re NAME dob 00/00/00

Thank you for your letter/phone call/visit of * x date*.  We have taken advice and are aware of our responsibilities under Section 7 of the Education Act 1996, we are satisfied that we are providing ***** with an education which is suitable to his/her age, ability and aptitude as well as being full time. We would like to advise you that we do not require the visit offered for x date nor do we envisage choosing one at a further date, we of course will contact you should we need to.

Section 5.1 of the Elective Home Education Guidance for Parents states:

“Your local authority has no formal powers or duty to monitor the provision of education at home.”

YOU CAN DECIDE WHAT TO INCLUDE HERE:

IF YOU ARE NEW THEN YOU MIGHT WANT TO INCLUDE: As we only deregistered on x date, we are taking some time to adjust to Home Educating. Therefore we ask to be allowed a period of time to settle in and figure out what style suits us best. We are using this time to explore different learning styles as well as local home educating groups. The educational provision is of course suitable to XXX and will continue to be so.

IF THIS IS AN ANNUAL MONITORING REQUEST RESPONSE,

Write a paragraph or two about the educational provision. (You do not need to include the level of work the child is at, their remit is provision not levels attained. Keep the information basic and simple – a simple outline of provision is sufficient.) (See sample REPORT).

 

Mindful of the above we presume that no evidence has come to your attention which would cause you to believe that the education provided is inadequate, we therefore do not expect to hear from you again other than to confirm receipt of this letter.

Yours sincerely

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