Written evidence submitted by Mrs Thorpe

  1. Duties of local authorities
  1. Home educated children enjoy many benefits, including:
  1. Access to support for children with specific educational needs should be possible within the existing framework. Most home educating parents are aware of their children’s needs and have decided that the home is the best place for learning. As an experienced teacher of children with special educational needs and disabilities, I agree with them.
  2. The current framework is sufficiently regulated. Many state schools are unable to ensure the wellbeing and academic achievement of thousands of children. Off-rolling is evidence of this; so is the high incidence of bullying, sexual and other assault and poor academic performance in many schools.
  1. The impact of Covid-19:


November 2020