Inspired by Helen's letter to Ed Balls from her blog. Dear Mr Balls I will not give up this fight. These are my children, not yours, not the state's. I will choose with them what they learn, and we will not follow any curriculum determined by remote politicians in Westminster, even though we … [Read more...] about Dear Mr Ed Balls and the DCSF- No thank you
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with the flood of press releases today. We've had the government's full response to the Graham Badman review. We've had the announcement of a forthcoming review into the definition of suitable education for home educated children. We've seen Graham Badman's latest attempt at proving that … [Read more...] about It's hard to know where to start
If you haven't seen the list of witnesses for the select committee the phrase read it and weep comes to mind. From Home Education Forums The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows: Monday 12 October 2009 at 4.45pm Wilson Room, Portcullis … [Read more...] about Select Committee witnesses
Recently, when I was looking for statistics for my post unwarranted government intrusion into family life I came across the RoSPA website, with the slogan "As safe as necessary, not as safe as possible." This seemed to me to be a balanced attitude to risk and set me thinking, what does this mean in … [Read more...] about As safe as necessary, not as safe as possible.
We all have plans for the future and hopes for our children. It's kind of what parents do. And it is our responsibility to equip our children for a life in the community that they are part of - sounds like a sound statement of responsibility to me. But how did the Badman home education review(pdf … [Read more...] about Pondering that statement of intent from the home education review.