Remember, Welsh guidance clearly states that visits are optional, we believe there is little benefit to a visit if you are well supported within the Home Education community.
Use this template ‘Response to LA communication Wales’ letter to say no to a visit, the LA may respond asking for a report instead (though the EHE guidance is contradictory on whether you have to provide one).
The Welsh EHE guidance is not clear on what constitutes a concern, however should the LA claim that choosing not to meet them is of concern, then it would be prudent to provide them with a brief over-view of the provision to satisfy their concerns.
The EHE guidance is contradictory and does not dictate that a provision report is expected in lieu of a meeting, it may be possible to not accept either. Read HERE for further explanation.
Local Authority Name
Re NAME and DOB
Thank you for your letter dated x.
I am aware of my duties under Section 7 of the 1996 Education Act and am fully satisfied that I am providing my (child/children) with a full-time Home Education that is suited to (their/his/her) age ability and aptitude. We have ample support and information from local and national Home Education groups and organisations.
I would like to refer you to the Welsh Home Education Guidance 2017, the flow chart included in the guidance clearly states that visits are optional. At this point we do not require one, as previously stated we are confident in our decision and that the provision is suitable.
I am unaware of any possible evidence of a ’cause for concern’ and would ask that you inform me of the nature of your ‘evidence’ should any such ‘concerns’ exist.
Should I require any support in the future I will, of course, contact you immediately.