Parents of Matilda star vow to fight council over home schooling
The parent’s of the star of the Matilda stageshow have vowed to go to jail if necessary in order to protect their right to homeschool their daughter. How far would you go to protect your right to follow your chosen educational path? What are your thoughts on home school regulation and local authority oversight? Telegraph Story
Should Parents be Required to Sign a Home Educator Register?
With the government saying that all students should have a “safe and suitable education”, there are calls for home educators to register with their local authority. Would this make any difference to the quality of education offered to home schooled children? Comments below… BBC Article
House of Lords to Scrutinise Home Education Bill
The Home Education Bill will have it’s first line of scrutiny in the House of Lords this week and represents the government’s current proposals for home school regulation. The Bill proposes to give local authorities greater oversight of home educators in an attempt to ensure the educational, physical and emotional development of children receiving elective home education. This involves proposals such as local authority powers to observe education taking place. Many home educators are worried […]