Home Education

Home education is sometimes referred to as ‘elective home education’ or ‘home schooling’.

Are you considering making the decision to home educate your son or daughter?

Did you know that you can teach your child at home on a full-time or part-time basis?

Parents can find themselves facing this decision for a wide variety of reasons. If you make the decision to educate your child at home, you should tell the school that your child is currently attending. The school must accept if you’re choosing to take your child out completely. However, they can refuse, if you want to send your child to school for some of the time. If your child is attending school as part of a School Attendance order, you will need to get the permission of your local council before you can educate them at home.

Educating At Home

Your child should receive a full-time education from the age of 5. However, you do not have to follow the National Curriculum. The local council can make an ‘informal enquiry’ to check that your child is getting a suitable education at home. If your child has special educational needs and currently attends a special school, you’ll need to get the council’s permission to educate them at home. If your child is in mainstream school, you do not need to do this, even if they have an education, health and care plan (EHCP).

What is full time education at home?

Firstly, there is no official definition. When you educate your children at home on a full-time basis, you are not expected to mirror the traditional school day at all. In elective home education, as there is continuous one-to-one contact with parents, education may sometimes take place outside of “normal school hours”. You do not need a timetable, setting out what your child will learn and when. You do not need to have set hours in which education will take place. You do not need to observe school hours, school days or term dates and holiday dates either.

How can Jurassic Coast Tutors help you with home education?

As a parent you have the choice to engage Jurassic Coast Tutors, as private tutors, whether online or fact to face, to support you in providing an excellent education for your child. Taking on that responsibility full-time may feel daunting and it can be beneficial for your child to receive expert first-rate tuition. For example, in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science as well as a range of other subjects that match the interests of your son or daughter. You can rest assured that all of our experienced tutors hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate, have provided at least two professional references, which are checked, and receive regular Safeguarding training. Your child’s safety and well-being is our top priority alongside providing quality education.