Tag Archives: School Attendance Order

Compulsory Registration Children Not In School – Parents Duties

This post focuses on what Part 3 of the Schools Bill says after being amended on Report July 18th about parents’ duties in respect of compulsory registration of children not in school. (This post is not exhaustive – scroll to the end to see a list of what is NOT COVERED.)

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Schools Bill What Does Means Mean plus Forum/Panel New Guidance

A number of government amendments mitigating the compulsory registration of children not in school [CNIS] were passed at the end of Schools Bill Report stage in the House of Lords on July 18th. The Bill has been reprinted incorporating changes made during Report and clause 49 below (originally cl 48) is now clause 33.

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Registration and Attendance Orders House of Lords Committee Schools Bill Day 5

On Wednesday June 22nd the House of Lords reached the fifth day of Committee for the Schools Bill. Peers debated sanctions and enforcement procedures related to the new Children Not in School Register, including new fast-track school attendance orders, plus the new duty of support which is not yet funded. This blog post looks at some of the criticism and queries raised and the answers given by government. Baroness Barran is the government minister responsible for the Bill in the Lords. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH, ALSO THAT THE CLAUSES NUMBERS ARE ALL NOW DIFFERENT. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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The Thing About Amendments

Government proposals for a compulsory register of children not in school will be debated in the House of Lords some time around June 20th 2022. The Department for Education has introduced measures in the new Schools Bill which has started its parliamentary journey in the House of Lords rather than the House of Commons. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH, ALSO THAT THE CLAUSES NUMBERS ARE ALL NOW DIFFERENT. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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School Attendance Orders and Compulsory Registration FAQ

The government is proposing to introduce – via the Schools Bill – a requirement on parents to notify the local authority if their school-age children are not on the roll of a registered school. Some of these children will be home educated or may be going to something which the parents may consider to be a school but is not a registered school. Parents who don’t comply with registration duties will receive a preliminary notice which COULD end in a School Attendance Order. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST WAS UPDATED ON AUGUST 3RD. THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18THM SEE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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Children Not in School Register (England)

On May 11th 2022 the government set out proposals for the compulsory registration of children not in school (sometimes wrongly referred to as a “home education register”.) For those wondering exactly what – and how much – information might be included on the register the Fact Sheet (also referred to as a Policy Statement or Policy Briefing) which the government published alongside the Schools Bill has some illuminating – and alarming – details. Below are some key extracts from the Fact Sheet plus my comments. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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AEHEP Launch Post 1

The launch of the Association of Elective Home Education Professionals took place in the impressive surroundings of the Gladstone Room in the Palace of Westminster on Thursday February 26th. Continue reading