Inspection reports were published by Ofsted for 4 local authorities on November 25th 2016. Home education was mentioned in all reports.
This blog post analyses what is currently happening with LAs rated inadequate by Ofsted.
I recently went to a talk at the Institute of Education given by Barry Sheerman, the former Chair of the Children Schools and Families Select Committee.
During his talk, which ranged over a wide variety of topics including career advice, autism, cuts at Kirklees Council, faith groups, banter with the formerly home educated Caitlin Moran, the Trojan Horse inquiry in Birmingham, scruffy back rooms and so on, Barry told us he’d met a Hungarian lady recently who had 2 children she was going to home educate.
Barry was confident the audience would agree that this is simply not right. Continue reading