Parents responsibility for home schooling
Educating your children at home instead of sending them to school is called home schooling, also known as elective home education.
Home tuition or any other type of education given to you by your local council is not home schooling.
For information on what:
- you need to do if you home school
- the law says about home schooling
- how we will be involved with your home schooling
- SEN and home schooling
If you choose to home school your child you will need to:
- register for home schooling with us (Barnet Council) and
- tell us how you will home school by completing the statement of provision form
Tell us how you will provide home schooling (statement of provision)
Our responsibility for home schooling
All children of compulsory school age living in Barnet must receive a full time education suitable for their age, ability and any special educational needs they may have.
Elective Home Education Policy Consultation
Barnet Council have recently reviewed their Elective Home Education policy and would now like to invite you, as Electively Home Educating families, to comment on its content.
Why should I comment on Barnet’s EHE Policy?
It is important for you to read through and comment on Barnet’s EHE policy as the processes described within it will directly affect you and your decision to Electively Home Educate your children.
Your comments and views will also help us to understand the challenges and rewards of educating your children at home and ensure we adopt the right level of support for you. Your views are important to us and we would therefore like to invite you to complete the short consultation survey.
There will also be an opportunity for you to give us feedback on the draft policy at one of our virtual consultation meetings due to take place on 7 July 2021 between 10am and 12pm and the 13 July between 1pm and 3pm. Please email EHE@barnet.gov.uk to access a place at a consultation meetings.
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