WQ86509 (e) Tabled on 28/10/2022

Will the Minister provide an update on elective home education reforms in Denbighshire, and outline the steps Welsh Government is taking to address home education providers' concerns around the delivery of such measures?

Answered by Minister for Education and the Welsh Language | Answered on 08/11/2022

It is expected that the new statutory guidance for elective home education (EHE) will be implemented in all 22 Local Authorities in Wales, including Denbighshire, in April 2023.

In developing policy in this area, officials have given full consideration to the views expressed by home educators and other stakeholders.  For example, feedback received in the 2019 consultation, has resulted in amendments to the draft statutory guidance.  

Prior to implementation, we will be engaging with all our stakeholders, including home educators and representative groups, to communicate the final form of the proposals and address any misconceptions there may be around them.