Schools Week has published an article about home education. It doesn’t mention unmet special educational needs; the issue of local authorities’ lack of power over academies; the threshold and eligibility for alternative provision; parents home educating while waiting for a place at a preferred school; or coerced deregistration.
There was no legal framework for regular monitoring in 2006, so what has now changed?
Is it possible that the Welsh Government thinks Children Missing Education provides justification for annual monitoring? Continue reading
West Berkshire has a new home education policy. Continue reading
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
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