OUR LETTERS AND TEMPLATES ARE NOT TO BE USED IN RESPONSE TO A NOTICE TO SATISFY or SAO (send a more detailed report in response)
Choose the relevant parts of the template letter that best match your situation, make sure you amend them appropriately. Please make sure you have read the relevant information about Welsh EHE guidance before responding to the LA.
If you choose to write an educational philosophy then you must also include an overview of provision and resources, as a philosophy on its own is not sufficient.
I appreciate the new EHE guidance suggests LAs can ask for a meeting with the parent and the child, however it also states ‘4.21…Parents and Gillick competent children are not, however, obliged to meet with the local authority and are free to decline a meeting if they so wish.’
I am sure you are aware of the considerable commitment of time a parent gives to home educating as well as working and being a parent, therefore you will understand that I do not have the time availability to meet you.
We have chosen to home educate because (ONLY POSITIVE REASONS SUCH AS THE FLEXIBILITY) and follow a structured/semi structured/child led style Describe which style you follow.
In lieu of meeting you I have provided the following information about the home education provision which includes lots of examples of learning. INCLUDE A REPORT
As we only started home education recently we obviously have limited information to give, but we are fully aware of our legal duty to provide an education suitable to age, ability, aptitude and SEN/ALN we would be happy to provide information at a future date the la does not have to accept this and could request info immediately.
As we are established home educators and you’ve had no previous concerns about the provision we expect you to take a proportionate approach and accept our provision and resource report in lieu of a meeting, that you will continue to be satisfied that X is not missing education and that the education continues to be suitable to age, ability, aptitude and any SEN/ALN. INCLUDE A REPORT
Would you please provide me a copy of your DBS certificate. As well as information about your qualifications and specific training that makes you an appropriate person to discuss my child’s home education provision (especially mention any SEN that that LA are already aware of).
Please provide a list of questions you will be asking in the meeting at least 10 days before the meeting date.
Please also confirm that you are in receipt of the provision and resource report we have sent.
Respectfully I wish to notify you that I will be recording the meeting.
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: