Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Meeting with Graham Badman
I have grown a little weary of the constant posts by Peter Williams of Alton, invariably posting as Anonymous, who seems to be obsessed with what I said to Graham Badman. Here are the notes which Liz Greene took of the meeting. I hope that this will discourage Mr. Williams from pursuing this topic further. I doubt anybody will be surprised by any of this, it's what I say all the time to everybody, not just Graham Badman!
Independent Review of Home Education – Stakeholder meeting note
HE parent and daughter (SW)
Graham Badman; Elizabeth Green
·1 HE should be inspected. LAs should have a supervising role to ensure progress is being made.
·2 Does not believe that autonomous approach is a robust option for many children. Need for more research.
·3 Parent should have to produce a plan of what the education will be, how it will be delivered and what the outcomes will be.
·4 Don’t feel need to join, and value of, HE organisations – many of them push autonomous approaches.
·5 HE organisations are not representative of home educators. Doesn’t feel the need for representation.
·6 Would welcome support re work experiences and exam fees (£1000 for IGSEs).
·7 Own experience of LA visit – fine, if a bit distracting and irritating.
·8 Would have concerns re competence of some LA officers to judge what’s suitable.
Fully supports monitoring and registration.
Welcome more support esp. exam fees.
Action for stakeholder(s)
Write with more evidence if wish.
Action for Review Team