Monday, November 23, 2009

Children, Schools and Families Bill, Section 19A

Children, Schools and Families Bill, Section 19A

Registration and monitoring

1 In Chapter 3 of Part 1 of EA 1996 (local authorities), after section 19 there is inserted—

“Home education: registration and monitoring

19A Maintenance of home education register

(1) A local authority in England shall maintain a register for the purpose of monitoring the provision of education to children of compulsory school age in their area who are not educated at a school or under section 19.

(2) Regulations may make provision about maintenance of the register.

(3) The regulations may, in particular, make provision about amendment of the register.

(4) In this Act—

“home-educated child” means a child all of whose education is provided otherwise than at a school, and not under section

“home education register” means a register maintained under this section.

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