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Elective Home Education - Initial contact

On receipt of notification that a child is to be home-educated, the LA will seek to make contact with the parents / guardian to discuss their provision.

This meeting should be held within four school weeks of notification. The meeting should take place at a mutually acceptable location. The child should be given the opportunity to attend the meeting, or otherwise to express his or her views. During the meeting, the parents and the LA representative should agree the pattern of future contact between them.

The initial meeting will clarify the LA's role in monitoring the provision as well as making it clear to parents that if they wish to home-educate, they assume financial responsibility for their child's education, including the cost of any public examinations, and that the child must continue to receive suitable education until the end of 'compulsory education' (ie. the last Friday in June in the academic year in which they reach age 16).

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