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Home Ed Parents Sidelined!

Home Educating Parents Sidelined! On 10th  April 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) published significant new draft Guidance for Home Education in England. This all seemed very reasonable, with the guidance subject to a public consultation ending on 2nd July:    https://consult.education.gov.uk/school-frameworks/home-education-call-for-evidence-and-revised-dfe-a/ However, there was one major omission in the Government’s approach to this matter…

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Good News of Home Ed

The good news of home education As part of the media attack on home education, The Telegraph published an article recently about twelve year old Lilian Hardy. Not many people will have heard of her before the article was published. She hit the headlines because her local council, Westminster, decided to issue a School Attendance…

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Home Education update

The press hysteria surrounding home education shows no sign of abating – if anything, it seems to be getting worse. Following the introduction of a Private Members’ Bill by Lord Soley last autumn, which attempts to introduce registration and enforce home inspections, pressure has been building from a range of sources. The Times appears to…

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Off-rolling and Exclusion

The dubious practice of off-rolling Ofsted has announced that it is to conduct an investigation into exclusion figures, in particular trying to establish why two regions in the north-east (Yorkshire and the Humber) have higher rates of excluded pupils than anywhere else in England. Six of the 10 worst offending areas are situated in the…

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Home Ed common sense?

Common sense on home education? The Welsh Assembly recently announced a consultation on elective home education. The Children’s Commissioner has been calling for compulsory registration and an annual inspection for all home educated children. Everyone thought that this was going to happen. Instead, Kirsty Williams AM, who is the Cabinet Secretary for Education, decided that…

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Home Education Resources

Thinking of Home Education? Some resources you might find helpful Education Otherwise (important group and website): https://educationotherwise.org Educational Freedom: http://educationalfreedom.org.uk/ Home Education Advisory Service: https://www.heas.org.uk  Looks like they have more printed resources than online Free Range Education: http://free-range-education.org.uk Home Education UK: http://www.home-education.org.uk/ Home Education in UK: http://home-ed.info/ Home Education Special: http://www.he-special.org.uk (focus on Home Ed and special needs, some useful…