Author Archives: Fiona Nicholson

About Fiona Nicholson

I'm an independent home education consultant, having previously home educated my son Theo. Based in Sheffield but often down in London.

South Leicestershire College 14-16 home ed courses

South Leicestershire College is hoping to offer free courses to home educated 14-16s. There will be an open meeting at the college for home educators on Thursday March 15th 2018 to gauge interest and gather feedback on what the college could offer.  Continue reading

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Background Information Lord Soley’s Home Education Bill

 

Here is some background information regarding Lord Soley’s Home Education Bill as set out in this FOI  from Hertfordshire CC, including correspondence from AEHEP in April 2017 and notes from the meeting with Lord Soley and others at the House of Lords in October 2017.

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Ofsted inspection home education quotes Dec 2017 – Jan 2018

Home education quotes in Ofsted inspection reports (children’s services safeguarding December 2017 to January 2018, representing the last in the cycle of Single Inspection Framework [SIF] inspections.

Click here for Ofsted guidance to inspectors about home education.  (Many inspection reports do not appear to follow this guidance)

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Draft Guidance Home Education Published Shortly For Consultation (England)

The Government has confirmed that it expects to publish draft guidance on home education in the next few weeks. Once the draft has been published it will be subject to a public consultation process.

HOUSE OF COMMONS RESEARCH BRIEFING CONFIRMS THE POSITION, FEBRUARY 13TH 2018

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Correspondence various LAs Lord Soley Home Education Bill

Here are some discussions between Lord Soley and various local authority officers September to December 2017, derived from this FOI

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