The Home Education Consultancy


Fiona Nicholson

This website is the work of Fiona Nicholson.  Fiona has given evidence to Government Committees and can provide you with a clear up-to-date analysis of the key areas of elective home education practice and policy plus education otherwise than at registered schools in England and Wales. Fiona works closely with HEAS (the Home Education Advisory Service) and was previously a Trustee and Policy Chair at Education Otherwise (2007-10)


News Page

10 Minute Rule Private Members Bill Registration May 2023
New Home Education Guidance Wales May 2023
Home Educating with EHCP new web page February 2023
EOTAS new web page January 2023
Schools Bill Update December 2022
Portsmouth Judicial Review decision explained November 2021
Upper Tribunal Win EOTAS in EHCP where school must NOT be named

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Home Education and the Law

Parents duties + local authorities duties

Schools Bill

The Schools Bill [compulsory registration] has been dropped ...

Guidance for Local Authorities

My page on the guidance covers monitoring; education being suitable to the individual child; children missing education; deschooling; the section 7 requirements (age, ability, aptitude and special needs); literacy and numeracy; informal style of home education; parent choosing how to present information; progress; home visits; when to serve a formal notice as first step towards School Attendance Order; safeguarding powers ...

Children Missing Education

Section 436A - what CME guidance says about home education ...


Local authorities duties under s 19 and s 42 ...

14-16 College

There is government funding for home educated young people aged 14-16 to attend college part-time ...

Special Educational Needs

Starting page for home education and special needs ...

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