The prejudicial title and trailer of Channel 4’s Dispatches show “Skipping School: Britain’s Invisible Kids” on Monday 4 February 2019 had many fearing that this would be a narrow, biased, badly researched piece which would fail to deal with the real issues within the education system. Sadly, this was indeed the case. One has to … 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

Tick Tock….

There is now a mere 2 weeks left in which to complete the government survey: Home Education – Call for Evidence and revised DfE guidance. This survey is long, it is arduous, and it is tricky. Veteran home educators and bright minds alike have wrangled with it. For some, upon reading the questions for the first … Read more

Government EHE Guidelines Consultation Help – Making a Brief Response

Shared with permission from Caroline, of Home Education Freedom Charter The Government is consulting on changes to the way local authorities deal with home education, and is considering bringing in draconian policies to control and oversee what we do. Needless to say this would be a disaster for our families and our children, many of whom … Read more