Choosing Home Education (page screenshot on 9 January 2013 after searching council site for relevant link).
Previous link, entitled Home schooling <sic>, is now broken with no redirect. This content, which was reviewed and screen saved by Schoolhouse in March 2012, was inaccurate and appeared to relate to English law. In Scotland, there is no ‘National Curriculum’ and written notification is not sufficient to withdraw a child from a council school.
Standard letter to parent request for update of home education provision (March 2011)
Standard letter to parent acknowledgement of updated provision (April 2011)
Standard letter to parent request for update of home education provision (Feb 2012) containing misleading information. Local authorities do not grant permission for home education, their consent is required only to withdraw a child from a council school and their limited role thereafter is outlined in Scottish Government guidance.
CONTACT:[Each Fife Council area has its own Education Officer who deals with home education – see comments below]
Gordon Wardrope, Head Education Officer
Telephone: 08451 55 55 55 extension 441985