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7 tips about - Starting Home School

7 tips about - Starting Home School

1. Have you researched home education thoroughly?

Before you consider taking your child out of school, you should think carefully about your decision and whether you can manage it successfully. Research what facilities, resources and options you have available to you.

2. Have you downloaded a template of a letter?

To deregister a child from school, a letter will need to be written and signed. You can download a simple template for free online.

3. Have you filled in all relevant details?

Check that you have filled in all relevant details including, Headmasters name, school address, your home address, your child's name and date of birth.

4. Have you prepared a plan of what you wish to teach?

You will need to plan ahead to consider what to teach your child at home. Look into curricula and syllabi.

5. Have you handed the letter to reception addressed to the principal?

You should hand the letter in person if possible, if not to the headmaster/headmistress then to reception in a sealed envelope addressed clearly for the attention of the headmaster/mistress.

6. Have you received confirmation from the school of successful deregistration?

The school should reply to your letter promptly confirming de-registration. Note: it is illegal for schools to delay this without good reason. Any absences between notification and de-registration must be classed as authorised absences by the school.

7. If confirmation is not received, have you followed up with a 2nd letter?

if the school attempts to refuse deregistration, follow up with a 2nd letter quoting relevant regulations preventing schools from such a delay.

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