Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 states:(1)A local education authority shall make arrangements for ensuring that the functions conferred on them in their capacity as a local education authority are exercised with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.(2)The governing body of a maintained school shall make arrangements for ensuring that their functions relating to the conduct of the school are exercised with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are pupils at the school.
This section however has wide implications and, basically means that the school and LA must look at the wider picture than just the child’s education. If there is a case for allowing flexi schooling, in the best interests of the child’s welfare, then both the LA and school must consider it.
Your proposal should address the following:·
As the child will be in your care and absent from school there are no insurance implications for the school.
Describe in what ways flexi schooling is in the best interests of the child ·
How you see the arrangement working in practice make it clear how the home school balance will look
How you intend to ensure that your child will not miss out both educationally and socially.