Enforced Home Education during the Pandemic

We are living in unusual times, and with schools closing, parents might be dreading the prospect of having their children at home 24/7 without the option to visit cinemas, theme parks, museums and other amenities. To make this time less stressful, and to get the most benefit from the crisis, you may find it helpful … Read more

Updated Guidance on Elective Home Education – what does it mean for us?

On 2 April 2019, the Department for Education published their updated Elective Home Education Guidance. The two Guidance documents – one for Local Authorities, and one for parents – make for heavy reading compared to the previous Guidance, at 45 pages 24 pages respectively. The overall tone of the document for Local Authorities is quite … Read more

Skipping School – Children’s Commissioner’s Report

After several quiet months, waiting for updates on the EHE Guidance, and Lord Soley’s Bill losing some traction (thanks to Brexit!), the report by Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, released today, newspaper articles last week, and the prospect of Channel 4’s Dispatches program to be screened tonight, will no doubt stir up a fresh storm around home … Read more