Being registered with an LA(5 Posts)
yes this is still the case.
The Law as set out in the Elective Home Education :Guidelines for LAs still applies.
At the moment you are quite within your rights to choose how to give information about the education you are providing.
The Guidelines above make that very clear.
"If they choose not to meet [with the local authority], parents may be asked to provide evidence that they are providing a suitable education. If a local authority asks parents for information they are under no duty to comply although it would be sensible for them to do so. Parents might prefer, for example, to write a report, provide samples of work, have their educational provision endorsed by a third party (such as an independent home tutor) or provide evidence in some other appropriate form."
If the LA says anything to suggest that the situation has changed, and I have heard of LAs who are saying this, remind them that the DCFS is consulting on this area at the moment, so how can it have already changed?
If you are interested Dare to Know blog is excellent for keeping folks up to date with what is happening. Carlotta there, also suggests what we all do to help.
There is info about Educational Philosophies here
Well worth turniung your mind to Mrswoolf, whether you choose to have a home visit, or to send in written information.
ask again if you need more info.
Yes unfortunately the HE community keeps hearing of LAs, who say these sorts of thing.
Have you asked about Leeds LA on the national HE support lists?
Are you in touch with local Home Educators?
I have found a West Yorkshire HE group details on HEdMap You could ask there.
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