Guidance for parents
Guidance on various topics such as home schooling, bullying and school complaints.
- Children Out of School Service (COOSS)
The Children Out of School Service (COOSS) makes educational provision for those children who, for a variety of reasons, are not able to attend school.
- Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)
The Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service will be decommissioned on 31 August 2013.
- Bullying and harassment Strategy
Dorset priority issue: To reduce the experience of bullying and discriminatory behaviour.
- Exclusion of pupils
Has your child been excluded from school? We have provided the following guidance to help you through this situation.
- 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
Something has happened at school, and you wish to register a complaint - what can you do?
- School Attendance
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.