A statutory register for children out of school
Supporting children with SEND and home education
Assessment of a ‘suitable’ education
Better data on outcomes
A level playing field on access to examinations
The Committee’s inquiry
The legal framework for Elective Home Education (EHE) in England
Why do parents choose to home educate?
2 What do we know about children who are home-educated?
Elective Home Education: what data do we have?
Increasing numbers of children receiving EHE
The “covid increase”
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
A statutory register for children in EHE
Arguments against a statutory register
Arguments for a statutory register
The Government’s position
Inclusion, off-rolling and unregistered schools
3 Elective Home Education: Local Authorities and support
Local Authority powers
Government consultation and guidance
Visibility of EHE in wider guidance
The potential role for inspection
More consistent support from local authorities, including for children with SEND
4 Outcomes, assessment and exams for children receiving EHE
What do we know about outcomes?
Conclusions and recommendations
Appendix 1: Letter to the Secretary of State for Education, 3 December
Appendix 2: Fundamental British Values, as defined in Government guidance
Published written evidence
List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament
Published: 26 July 2021