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.

Isle of Man Home Education Legal Changes

A consultation on the Isle of Man about what should be included in a future draft of an Education Bill opened on October 11th 2017 and closes on November 22nd 2017. Home education is mentioned  Continue reading

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Ofsted Home Education Quotes 2016

This is a summary of home education mentioned in Ofsted children’s services inspection reports from February 2016 to December 2016

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Ofsted Home Education Quotes January – August 2017

This is a summary of home education mentioned in Ofsted children’s services inspection reports from January to August 2017

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Ofsted home education quotes July August 2017

Click here for Ofsted guidance to inspectors about home education.  (Many inspection reports do not appear to follow this guidance)  These are Ofsted children’s services inspection links for July and August 2017 mentioning home education

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Ombudsman Decision: Boy Left Without Educational Provision In Norfolk For 5 Years

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has recently published a case where Norfolk Council must reimburse £1,500 the family spent obtaining professional reports and pay the parents £5000 for their child’s lost opportunities for education and support, plus £500 for their avoidable distress caused by the Council’s faults.

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New Named Person Consent Information Sharing Wellbeing Legislation (Scotland)

On June 20th 2017 the Scottish Government introduced the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill – June 2017 [LINK] which modifies the Named Person duty following the 2016 Supreme Court ruling on information sharing. Here is a quote from the Explanatory Notes  Continue reading