Elective Home Education
Welcome to the Devon Elective Home Education Service. Our website provides information for parents and carers who are considering educating their child(ren) at home; as well as on-going support for existing home educators.
If you require any further information or advice about home education please contact us at the address below:
Irene Love | Elective Home Education Administrator
Babcock LDP, Second Floor, Milford House, Exeter, EX2 5GF
Tel: 01392 287230 | Email Irene Love
Emma Hitchins | Professional Lead for Elective Home Education
Tel: 01392 287255 | Email Emma Hitchins
Photo: Left to right | Emma Hitchins, Georgina Bennett, Rod Graham, Judy Topley, Irene Love, Judith Nielsen
The National Citizen Service Programme
NCS is a programme during the summer for all 15-17 year olds. It offers an excellent opportunity for students to meet new people from a variety of backgrounds, attend an action packed and fun residential, be part of a social action project making a difference in the community; as well as learn new skills and grow in confidence. Further details can be found below and at http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/ This is available free charge to all students. Early applications are recommended.
Exeter Picture House
A new home education club - showing child-friendly films to promote learning through film and related activities. The second Wednesday of every month - activities from 10:15am, film showing at 10:45am.
Arts Award at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Art Council England and Trinity College London have teamed up to create an 'Arts Award' which consists of five levels and results in a recognised qualification. Aimed at young people aged between five and twenty-five, it assesses art form knowledge and understanding, creativity and communication rather than specific art skill. The first level of the award can be completed at the RAMM at any time during their opening hours by buying a £5 booklet from the shop at RAMM. The booklet can then be completed unassisted, alone or in groups, in one or several trips. More information about the award can be found on their website.
Vaccinations for Home Educated Children
Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination (HPV) - given to girls aged 12-13 years (first dose) and 13-14 years (second dose)
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio combined – given to boys and girls aged 14-15 years •Meningitis ACWY vaccination, also given to boys and girls aged 14-15 years and those aged 15-16 years that missed the vaccination last year
These vaccinations are routinely offered as part of the national Childhood Immunisation Programme in secondary school. If your child does not attend a secondary school these vaccinations are still available and can be obtained by booking an appointment at one of the community clinics located in Exeter, Newton Abbot, Tavistock and Barnstaple.
If you would like to book an appointment or require any further information please contact a member of the Immunisation team. (Please refer to letter below.) Alternatively, your GP practice will also be able to advise you.
Please also refer to the School Nursing update below for services that are available to children and young people that are home educated as well as those attending school.
Facts and Figures
Information for Home Educators
Parent Report Template
Elective Home Education - Safeguarding Pupil Form