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Elective Home Education
Elective Home Education (EHE) is when a parent or carer decides to teach their child at home.
It is the legal duty of all parents and carers to ensure that their child is included in appropriate full-time education. The majority of children in Nottingham City attends one of their local schools. However, we respect that for a number of different reasons, some parents decide to educate their children at home.
Deciding to educate your child at home is a major responsibility for you and your family. Educating your child will take huge amounts of effort, time, energy and lots of patience. By taking your child off the roll of a school you are solely responsible for your child's education. You need to be aware that we can not provide you with work for your child or financial assistance.
Children should not be taken out of a school simply because of a disagreement with the school or class teacher, there are many ways of solving problems such as contacting the head teacher of your child's school, the governors of the school or by contacting Nottingham City Council (Children and Families).
There are a number of common questions that families ask when they are considering educating their child at home. The frequently asked questions section will hopefully help you in making an informed decision as to whether Elective Home Education is a suitable alternative to a school for your child. Transferring your child to another school for example, may be a better option for you and your child rather than home education.
If, after reading the information on this website, you decide that you would like to home educate or you have further questions, please contact Elective Home Education on 0115 8764693 who will be more than happy to help you.