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Home tuition for student who has frequent short absences

Home tuition for student who has frequent short absences

Can home tuition happen if the pupil does not have the stated 3 consecutive weeks of absence, but who has frequent short absences due to a chronic illness?

Yes, this needs to be negotiated with the school and LAs have put in support for pupils depending on their needs.

This link may be useful: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-for-children-with-health-needs-who-cannot-attend-school

 

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Daughter struggling with anxiety and panic

Daughter struggling with anxiety and panic

I would be very grateful for your advice. My daughter has not felt able to attend school. She is under Camhs for anxiety and panic. What are her educational options given that she has missed year 10 and 11 and her GCSEs? We have been advised to apply for her to attend school to repeat year 11, but she does not feel able to attend school. I would be very grateful for advice about her options. Thank you.

This is clearly a very difficult time for you and your daughter. Provision for young people after year 11 experiencing the difficulties such as those you describe is sorely lacking in many local authorities. We would suggest that you liaise with your local authority making reference to the document here: http://education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/statutory/g00219676/health-needs-education Additionally, some further education colleges have good SEN and disability support. You could contact local colleges and as about provision for young people that have missed out on GCSE's due to ill health. As your daughter is under CAMHS request the care coordinator support you if you need to apply for additional support within a local college. One recent change is an increased awareness of the mental health needs of young people, hopefully this will be reflected in your local provision. 

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Home tuition for a year 10 pupil

Home tuition for a year 10 pupil

I need to sort home tuition for a year 10 pupil, it is a pivotal time for her and I am concerned it will affect her results - the LA's advice is email her some work - this does not feel good enough, how can I ensure she gets access to home tuition? 

It may be helpful to refer to the following: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-for-children-with-health-needs-who-cannot-attend-school This outlines the duties placed upon the local authority to ensure that children and young people have their right to education protected.

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