I started blogging a month ago. These are my first 20 blog posts Continue reading
A number of people wrote to me about the media using the term “compulsory school age” and saying it was compulsory for children to attend school from age 5 in connection with the Summer Born Campaign evidence given to the Education Committee, so I thought it was worth unpicking this a bit. Continue reading
Yesterday I had a quick look at a new report from the Department for Education.
I was distressed to read the following:
“Parents of children of compulsory school age (aged between 5 and 15 at the start of the academic year) are, by law, required to ensure that their children receive a suitable education through regular attendance at school.”
What’s missing is “or otherwise.”
Parents are required to ensure that their children receive a suitable education through regular attendance at school or otherwise.
School is not compulsory. Continue reading