What You Can Do

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There is plenty of work to do to help stop KCC from introducing a registration and monitoring scheme. In the first instance, please read up on the 2007 Elective Home Education Guidelines for Local Authorities. This is the document that sets out what exactly are KCC's duties and what is not. It states quite categorically that the LA has no duty to register or monitor home education.


You can also read the Proposal Changes and watch the webcast of the Policy Overview and Scrutiny Committee. It makes for stomach churning listening. Below are the email addresses of all the council members present and contributing to the discussion, should you wish to make your feelings known to them. See what others have been writing here.


leyland.ridings@kent.gov.uk, gary.cooke@kent.gov.uk, michael.jarvis@kent.gov.uk, mike.whiting@kent.gov.uk, alex.gamby@kent.gov.uk, kit.smith@kent.gov.uk, jim.wedgbury@kent.gov.uk, leslie.christie@kent.gov.uk, patrick.leeson@kent.gov.uk


Also, please do write to your MP, local councillors and, of course, Patrick Leeson. We are asking for 2 things:

1 - for KCC to adhere to the existing legal framework.

2 - for KCC to undertake a full public consultation with home educators in order to formulate policy together.

A copy of the group letter to Patrick Leeson can be found here.


Other points you might want to cover:



If you would like to join the action group, then please email us.