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.
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
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