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A review of the Scottish Executive document - Guidance on the Circumstances in which parents may choose to educate their children at home: Consultation Paper


Annex A - Current Guidance

Guidance on the Circumstances in which Parents may Choose to Educate their Children at Home
Issued under Section 14 of the Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000


Section 1 Introduction

Section 2 Legislative position
Education authorities

Section 3 Withdrawing a child from school
Who needs consent?
Why parents withdraw their child from school
Withdrawing the child
Appeals by parents against an education authority's decision

Section 4 Developing relationships
Acknowledging diversity
Clear information
Practical support and resources
Recognised qualifications
Named contact
Written communication
Access to the child and home
Child protection

Section 5 'Efficient' and 'suitable' education
Suggested characteristics of 'efficient' and 'suitable' education
Exceptional circumstances
Making an attendance order

Section 6 Children with special educational needs

Appendix 1 Qualifications options
Appendix 2 Contacts