Incorrect information about home education here http://www.lgo.org.uk/publications/fact-sheets/complaint-about-home-tuition/
"The council’s role was confined to approving the syllabus and checking that it was
There is no legal basis for this assertion. Local authorities have no power or duty to approve a syllabus nor to check that a particular plan or programme has been carried out. This applies equally whether the child has a statement of SEN or not. Proposals to enact this type of change to the law were dropped in April 2010.
The above Fact Sheet was amended by LGO on October 4th to remove the reference to approving syllabus and checking it. Amended version linked from this http://www.lgo.org.uk/publications/fact-sheets/complaint-about-home-tuition/ to download here http://www.lgo.org.uk/GetAsset.aspx?id=fAAxADYANQA0AHwAfABUAHIAdQBlAHwAfAAwAHwA0