Education Select Committee Report: “Strengthening Home Education”

Towards the end of 2021, the Education Select Committee, chaired by MP Robert Halfon, launched a Call for Evidence on Home Education. Although over 900 submissions were received, just under 500 have been published as of today, and those were published in fits and starts. There were a couple of oral evidence sessions, at which … Read more

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

CHANNEL 4 DISPATCHES: REACTIONS

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