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Elective Home Education (EHE)
Education Welfare Service - Guidance for Parents and Carers for Elective Home Education
The information in this document is for parents and carers who are considering or have decided to educate their child(ren) at home. It includes information to help you to make an informed decision about whether home education is the best option for your child and yourself. The Local Authority believes that the majority of pupils are best served within the education system. However, we respect the right of parents who wish to educate their
children at home. It is their legal right, but it is also a great responsibility that takes a lot of time and commitment. Some parents may decide when their children are very young that they wish to educate them at home. Others may wish to home educate on a temporary basis, for example while they are awaiting the outcome of an appeal. Whatever your situation, a clear understanding of your rights and duties as parents is essential. It is also important to know what the role of the Local Authority is when pupils are educated at home. Quite often, pupils or their parents find out that home education is not for them. It is important that you know how to get your child back in to school, if you decide at any time that home education is not your best option. As pupils get older it can be harder to meet their learning needs. The Education Welfare Service/Admissions Team will be pleased to advise and support you.