In early November 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in Wales said “We have revisited and strengthened our elective home education guidance and this will be published in the next coming weeks.
The Welsh Government has just published the responses to their consultation on the draft Additional Learning Needs and Tribunal Bill. The Bill itself has yet to be published in final form. (A summary list of respondents is provided on pages 35 – 41 here) I found these quotes from parents on pages 852-3
Part time independent education settings operating in Wales, variously known as supplementary schools, complementary schools, tuition centres, learning centres, part-time schools, or learning clubs, are not currently required to register because they do not meet the independent schools criteria.
The Welsh Government wants this to change and for there to be “a proportionate system of oversight.” This is NOT about regulating home education. There is a consultation running until April 5th 2016. Continue reading
Yesterday I watched a 30 minute programme on iplayer called Schools Not For Me. As the programme page explains some children just don’t fit into school life – so where do they go to learn?
I am trying to understand how the funding works.
The Welsh Government wants GCSEs which are exclusive to Wales and the Welsh exam board WJEC is the only awarding body which is approved for these new qualifications. Continue reading
1: Do you feel that the guidance provides sufficient assistance for local authorities to support home educating families?
2: Is there anything missing from the guidance which you think should be included, if so please specify?