Independent Review of Home Education


As you may be aware, earlier this week the Government  commissioned an independent review of Home Education to assess whether the current system of supporting and monitoring home education is the right one. For more information, read the full press notice released on 19th January.

The review will investigate whether, and how far, children who are educated at home are able to achieve the five Every Child Matters outcomes; assess the effectiveness of current arrangements for ensuring their safety, welfare and education; and, if necessary, make recommendations for improvements to the current system. Further information about the review and the full terms of reference can be found at everychildmatters.

Do we need yet another inquiry into home education? That is now THREE consultations from this government department since 2005. The latest guidelines on home education were only thrashed out and then issued in 2007.

Home Educators, who are outraged by yet another inquiry, take on the current consultation … see the Guardian.

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