The number of students home educated in Devon has tripled in six years

More children are being educated from home in the county – and this seems to be a problem for some councillors, but not for others – as covered by Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Clark for Radio Exe:

 

Home Education row

The number of students home educated in Devon has tripled in 6 years

A report to Devon County Council’s children’s scrutiny committee showed that in the last six years, the number of students home educated in the county has tripled, and the number who have special educational needs have doubled.

Home Education row

 

Here’s the Council’s own policy:

Home Educated Children

Elective Home Education

 

And here’s the support group for home-educated families, otherwise known as Education Otherwise:

Education Otherwise | Devon

 

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