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Elective home education

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

Parents can choose to complete a voluntary registration form and their child can fill in a student voice form which will assist the Elective Home Education team with their offer of support.

The online change of circumstances form will enable you to inform us of any changes to your circumstances. This may be a new home address, email address, or phone number, for example, and will ensure your child’s record is kept up to date.

If you require any further information or advice about home education please contact the Devon Elective Home Education Team on 01392 287230 or email

New home educators – your questions, answered

Answers to some common questions about EHE

Early years

Ideas for early years play-based activities

Primary Educational resources

Useful online resources for primary and secondary aged children

Secondary Educational Resources

Numerous resources to support education

Demonstrating a suitable education

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, including internet safety

Support for children with 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

Support Groups, Clubs and more

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

Family Wellbeing

Links to support for wellbeing, household finance, bereavement and much more

Upcoming Events and Webinars

Upcoming events, courses and webinars