The data and analysis are published on my website in the form of reports and spreadsheets. I have carried out research into how many home educated children there are in England, what support there is for home educated young people finding somewhere to sit exams, and what sort of arrangements local authorities make for dealing with elective home education families the modern concept of education of children their area, including where children have a statement of special needs.
I have also carried out research into policy and practice amongst local authorities in Wales and used the results to expose the mistaken assumptions behind the Welsh Government’s proposals to change the law. Ofsted and Home Education I have been monitoring Ofsted’s mentions of home education in inspection reports ever since meeting David Moore, then Ofsted HMI and Divisional Manager in 2009. Which Department FOIs for home education budgets 2012-14 revealed enormous disparities in staffing costs. The Education Committee recommendations on where home education should sits in the local authority don’t seem to have had an impact . DfE Correspondence with LAs The Department for Education occasionally writes to local authorities about home education.
I put in my own Freedom of Information requests and also track FOIs made by other people. Local Authority Exam Access 2014 My 2014 Report on Local Authority Help with Exams was based on analysing information from 120 local authorities More via this page I carried out this research on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Home Education. Local Offer Special Needs My in-depth review of current published information on the SEN and Disability Local Offer has nation-wide coverage, and is ordered alphabetically by LA, with details of Parent Carer Forum, Parent Partnership, Family Services Directory, with appropriate contact details where available. SEN Pathfinder Spending 2014 In 2014 I set up an associated website which provides analysis of SEN Pathfinder spending measuring performance – particularly in the area of parental engagement – against the original funding bid. This site has nationwide coverage and the information is sorted alphabetically by LA. DfE on the Children and Families Bill and also the home education section in the new SEND Code of Practice 2014.