Decision details

(CYPS) Elective Home Education Policy - Update

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Children and Young People's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the revised Elective Home Education Policy in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services based on the associated report and revised policy.







Date of Decision:


19 August 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)


Suzanne Joyner - Strategic Director, Children and Young People Services.


Specific Delegation:

(If any)



Brief Description of Decision:



That the revised Elective Home Education Policy be approved. 

Reasons for the Decision:



To refresh the Council’s Elective Home Education Policy in order to reflect the latest Department for Education guidance regarding Elective Home Education.


Details of alternative options considered and rejected:


The alternative option to retain the 2017 policy was not recommended as the policy did not reflect current DfE guidance.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

No conflicts of interest declared.

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)



Reports or parts of reports considered


The report of the Head of Service – Access to Education - Refresh of the Elective Home Education Policy 


I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to the approval of the revised Elective Home Education Policy.



Signed by the Decision Maker                                     Dated: 19 August 2021



Name:  Suzanne Joyner   




Job Title: Strategic Director of Children and Young People Services



Publication date: 05/10/2021

Date of decision: 19/08/2021

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