30 Arguments against a Register for Home Educators

Home educators are finding themselves under increasingly more pressure in recent times as various politicians and officials have declared their intent to make it compulsory for home educators to be on a register.  The Evening Standard reported on 23 June 21: “Speaking to MPs on the education committee, Gavin Williamson said he is “absolutely committed” to … Read more

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

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

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