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Guidance for parents

Guidance on various topics such as home schooling, bullying and school complaints.

  • Exclusions and Alternative Provision

    The Alternative Provision Strategic Lead and Exclusions Officer make educational provision for those children who are not able to attend school.

  • Bullying and harassment Strategy

    Dorset priority issue: To reduce the experience of bullying and discriminatory behaviour.

  • Home schooling

    Most children will usually attend their local school, but for various reasons, some parents decide to undertake the responsibility for their child's education outside of the school system. This is known as elective home education (EHE).

  • School complaints procedure

    Every school should have a complaints procedure and you can request this from the school office. If your child has a problem at school, you should first try talking to your child's teacher. If you're still not happy, you need to follow the complaints procedure.

  • School holidays in term time

    The Education Act states that parents and carers must ensure that their children of school age receive suitable education. For most children this is full time schooling.

  • Raising of the Participation Age (RPA)

    The government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training.

  • Information on work experience for secondary schools

    Information on work experience for secondary schools

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