Elective home education

ASCL welcomes the opportunity to submit evidence on this important subject.

Given the wide-ranging nature of the consultation, we have focused our response on those aspects that are most relevant to school and college leaders – and about which our members are most knowledgeable. 

We agree with the dual premise of the call for evidence: that it is the primary duty of parents to lead their children’s education, and that the government should seek assurance that every child is receiving a good education, wherever that education takes place. We also agree that robust policies and procedures around home education are necessary in order to safeguard children. 

Read the full response here.