When can your child start home education?

Home education

The law states that your child must be in a legally recognised type of education in the term that begins after he has reached the age of 5. If you wish to educate him at home from that time you must contact your local authority one year beforehand to inform the education officer, with responsibility for home schooling, of your intentions. Then you will need to follow the advice supplied to ensure that you are complying with the law.

Your child's therapist should also be informed and may be able to provide you with information and/or advice. BSA:Education provides training for teachers to support children who stammer and you may find some of these simple strategies useful, when you are working with your child.

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