COMMONS INQUIRY ON HOME EDUCATION DECIDED ON RADIO 4 PROGRAMME

When we answered the call for evidence on the inquiry on Home Education launched by the Education Committee of the House of Commons, we expected that fair procedures and fair treatment would apply. That was until, on Tuesday (16 November 2020) the BBC Radio 4 Today programme (at approximately 8:34 am) interviewed the Chair ofContinue reading “COMMONS INQUIRY ON HOME EDUCATION DECIDED ON RADIO 4 PROGRAMME”

CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER SEEKS EHE REGISTER IN ENGLAND – IS WALES NEXT?

EHE Register – England The Children’s Commissioner for England says that a compulsory EHE register has been “agreed”, reports The HE Byte. When in an accountability hearing of the Education Committee at the House of Commons earlier this month MP Jonathan Gullies asked Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, what changes she thought were neededContinue reading “CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER SEEKS EHE REGISTER IN ENGLAND – IS WALES NEXT?”

WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON

Children’s Commissioner – Wales The Children’s Commissioner will review the Welsh Government’s decision to put the HE guidance and database proposals on hold (you may already be aware of this as it was broadcasted on the BBC). The HE Byte’s recent column has an excellent summary on this. We would kindly suggest that Home EducatingContinue reading “WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON”

New public consultation (likely)

In response to our letter earlier this month concerning the Welsh Government’s plans to “explore possible policy options for meeting the needs of home educated children”, Kirsty Williams, Minister of Education, has confirmed that any new or revised proposals by the next Government will be subject to a public consultation and that the Government “will,Continue reading “New public consultation (likely)”

Update on the Minister’s statement

Following the Minister for Education’s statement on 22 June, where, among other things, she announced that “Government officials will explore possible policy options for meeting the needs of home educated children” we have written to the Minister asking her to confirm that any new (or revised) policy on home education will be Human Rights compliantContinue reading “Update on the Minister’s statement”

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