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Elective home education

These pages provide information for parents and carers who are considering educating their child(ren) at home; as well as ongoing support for existing home educators.

If you require any further information or advice about home education please contact the Elective Home Education Team who will be pleased to provide any advice and support you may need –

New home educators – your questions, answered

Answers to some common questions about EHE

Early years

Ideas for early years play-based activities

Resources for home education

Useful online resources for primary and secondary aged children

Guidelines for presenting work

How to demonstrate the suitability of your child’s education


How to access health services in Devon


The safeguarding agencies and resources you need to be aware of to keep children safe

Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Some of the important things to consider when educating a child with SEND

Qualifications and exams

Considerations and how to prepare if your child is taking GCSE exams

Making the transition to school or college

Information intended to support you to assist your child’s return to school

Workshops and clubs

Some of the activities and workshops provided by clubs in Devon

Alternative provision 14-16

Information about the options for alternative provision for 14 and 15-year-old home learners

Post-16 options

The options available when your child reaches the age of 16

Careers, work experience and employment

Some information and advice about work experience and employment

Wellbeing resources

Numerous resources to support wellbeing

Educational resources

Numerous resources to support education


Upcoming events, courses and webinars