Off-rolling: Fears about home education in 1 in 5 LAs

Almost one-fifth of local education authorities in England have reported concerns about a rise in the number of pupils being removed from schools to be home-educated, with several of them specifically referring to concerns about off-rolling. Tes reports

A total of 120 out of the 152 education authorities in England responded to the consultation, of which 30 provided no comment. However, a total of 29 expressed concerns about home education, with separate authorities describing parents as being “coerced,” “nudged” and “persuaded” into it.

One local authority specifically mentioned “off-rolling” while another referred to “backdoor exclusion”, while some referred to pro-forma letters being used to off-roll pupils, including one handed to illiterate parents. 

Read the full article including responses from LAs  Off-rolling: Fears about home education in 1 in 5 LAs 

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