Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
KCC formalised its Elective Home Education (EHE) Policy in 2015. It is administered by Fair Access in CYPE. Kent children can quickly get the right support to ensure their educational needs are met at the earliest opportunity be that advice and signposting for home educating families or direct action to assist them in securing a school where they have had difficulties with this. Since 2015 the numbers have grown from 1622 in the 2015/16 academic year to 2690 in the 2018/19 academic year. There is a National trend in growth and Kent has the highest numbers in the country. It is 5 years since the Policy was last reviewed and this updated version reflects the most recent government guidance in this area of work.
The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills is asked to agree the revised County EHE Policy. The revised County EHE Policy reflects the changes made to departmental guidance issued by the Department for Education and prepares the way for any legislative changes which may be introduced in the near future.
Publication date: 24/06/2020
Date of decision: 24/06/2020
Effective from: 02/07/2020