Monday, 18 November 2013

More about Barry Sheerman's home education 'scandal'

1 comment:

  1. Have you seen the OFSTED report about children Educated Otherwise than At School, Simon?

    That too could be called a scandal, but their footnote 4 does make it clear that it's not children whose parents have chosen to educate them at home but those who the system either doesn't want or can't accomodate.

    I hadn't realised that they're extrapolating from their sample of 15 to look at 10000 children, but that does add to my feeling that while it's lovely that LA's have so much concern for home educated children for whom they don't have legal responsibility, they might need to focus their efforts on the ones who aren't at school but for whom they are responsible.

    Looking forward to seeing your take on this