Monthly Archives: December 2015

Crackdown on Home Education?

At present it is virtually impossible to work out exactly what is being considered for home education in England, variously described as “tightening up” “increased regulation” or “clamping down”, but what DOES seem clear is that schools and local councils will be given more responsibility for keeping accurate records when children are taken out of school. It also seems likely that supplementary education provision will come under greater scrutiny ie in settings which don’t meet the threshold for registration as an independent school.

UPDATED DECEMBER 28TH TO ADD HOUSE OF COMMONS BRIEFING ON EXTREMISM, DECEMBER 23RD  DfE HAS NOT CONFIRMED INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY REPORT   Continue reading

Internet safety and extremism

This is not about home education but I wanted to blog it to keep my thoughts straight, as there have been so many announcements and rumours over the holiday period related to extremism and radicalisation.

Today the Government has launched a consultation asking for comments on proposed changes to the document “Keeping Children Safe in Education” which would take effect from September 2016. Continue reading