This review does not argue against the rights of parents as set out in Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 outlined above, nor their deeply held convictions about education. I believe it would be wrong to seek to legislate in pursuit of an all embracing definition of â€œsuitableâ€. However, such is … [Read more...] about Broad and balanced v intrinsic motivation.
Article doesn't really get the main points about Graham Badman's home education review across, but some comments, including Merry's, do. Feel free to go and join the fray as there are quite a few posters who just don't seem to get it. … [Read more...] about Yet another article in the guardian
Well, the publicity is continuing post Badman review, with an article in the Guardian today about flexi-schooling with the tagline "New regulation for home educators could mean a rush to take up part-time schooling, a parent writes". I have commented as follows: Just because the review was … [Read more...] about Aged five and on flexi-time
Dear John Gummer, I am writing to draw your attention to the review of home education carried out by Graham Badman and presented to the government on 11 June, last week. Ed Balls stated that he accepted all recommendations from the review, and immediately launched a consultation into changes in … [Read more...] about My letter to my MP, John Gummer about the home education review.
First thing of all - Don't Panic! This is a long haul. The consultation period runs up to October, and even then we won't actually be done fighting. If they then draw up legislation, there will be most likely be campaigning to be done at that point too. So get yourself settled down and ready to … [Read more...] about Home education review and consultation – what can I do?