Ofsted new guidance about home education to inspectors

Some good news? 🙂


I have just received a message from Matthew Brazier (Ofsted’s social care policy team) saying that Ofsted has provided inspectors with new advice and guidance about elective home education, covering the following points:

  • · Home-educated children are not, by definition, all in need of protection and help.
  • · Ofsted does not have a mandate to inspect the quality of home education.
  • · The statutory duty on local authorities (LAs) to identify as far as possible those children not receiving a suitable education does not extend to home-educated children.
  • · The details, and limits, of the guidance in relation to home education

The message goes on to say

“We have reminded inspectors that local authorities do not have a duty to evaluate the quality of the education provided for home educated children – for example, through routine visits – although they may intervene if it appears that the education is unsuitable…

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