Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Elective Home Education Consultation

It is the last few hours before the deadline for submissions to be made to the DfES Consultation on Guidelines for Elective Home Education. There are just seven questions to be answered if one takes a minimalist approach and just answers yes/no/unsure. But with a little effort it is possible to add a comment to each of the questions to give the Department something to think about. Some Local Authorities will be spitting nails at the prospect of such "home-ed friendly" guidelines. They will be attempting to make submissions which press the government into taking a more prescriptive stance towards home educators. So every submission favouring the freedom of home educators will put a little more pressure in the opposite direction.