Part 1 - Starting the home education journey, what you need to know
This section gives you the information you’ll need to help you make an informed decision about elective home education for your child, including the responsibilities of the parent and the local authority.

Part 2 - Special Educational Needs
Here you will find information and agencies providing support if you wish to find out about SEND provision, consider an application for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or have an issue regarding your child’s SEND needs.

Part 3 - GCSE examinations, revision and marking
It is important that you consider registering your child as an external candidate at a college or exam centre as early as possible and make enquiries if you wish to follow this route.  In schools the two-year course work for GCSEs starts in Year 10.

Part 4 - Tuition Centres, Tutors and Home School Tutoring
If you’d like your child to have a tutor there are some important matters to consider, such as how reputable they are and whether they have a DBS certificate, with the necessary training/experience to teach your child.

Part 5 - Resources, links and websites for all ages
This section includes information and links to websites that provide online resources to support you in home educating your child.  Knowledge of your child’s ability will help to select the appropriate resources and content.

Part 6 - Functional Skills
This offers the opportunity for your child to gain accreditation in English and maths. Children for whom GCSEs are not an option or who have learning difficulties may find this more suitable to their needs and would benefit from a Skills for Life syllabus.

Part 7 - Other Support Services
Services can provide information, advice and help for families with a range of issues. They may give hands-on, email or telephone support for needs such as housing, childcare, health and benefits.  An allocated worker ensures the relevant service is able to help you.