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Elective home education

Support for schools

The Education Performance and Inclusion team offer support and guidance to schools and families and all relevant agencies on issues relating to Elective Home Education (EHE).

We believe that parents should have the opportunity to make well-informed choices about their child's education. For that reason, we provide written information and advice about elective home education for parents. We are committed to building trusting, positive relationships with parents.

Support for parents considering home education

If parents of children at your school are considering EHE, please give them our contact details or ask if their details may be passed to us. We will then contact the family to discuss their plans and to offer support.

Our guides for parents:

Educating a child at home.

Safeguarding children

If a parent is considering or has already decided to home educate a child who has a Child Protection Plan, the designated teacher for CP at the school must notify Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board immediately as below:

For immediate Child Protection concerns:
Children and Families Helpdesk - 01452 426565 during office hours
Police - 0845 0901234 out of office hours.

Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board

Contact us

01452 427274
ehe@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Education Performance and Inclusion
Elective Home Education
Shire Hall
Westgate Street
Gloucester GL1 2TP

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