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Where did this all come from?

2 years 39 weeks ago
An article by Edward Underwood, home educator. Where did this come from? This was the question which parents asked the Department of Education (DE) and the Education and Library Boards (ELBs) when...

Response from Fiona Nicholson - Ed Yourself

2 years 39 weeks ago
Fiona Nicholson, Ed Yourself, has submitted a response to the consultation.   "The law is quite straightforward and I can't understand why the draft policy makes such a half-hearted attempt at...

Response from the Family Education Trust

2 years 39 weeks ago
An excellent submission from the Family Education Trust A short quote, the full text can be found in the pdf below: "The principle of not requiring any intervention on the part of the authorities...

Response to the Consultation - Educational Freedom

Educational Freedom
2 years 39 weeks ago
Comments from the Educational Freedom response. "The ELB draft policy on EHE does not fit with existing law, it is ultra vires. The interpretation of the almost identical law that exists in...

HEdNI Response

2 years 40 weeks ago
"An effective home education policy should foster co-operation between the education authorities and home educating families, supporting them to provide an excellent education for their children....

Consultation Response from Alison Sauer - The Centre for Personalised Education

the centre for personalised education
2 years 40 weeks ago
"The document is hastily put together, intimates without foundation that children become more at risk of harm when home educated, does not recognise current home educating practice or the success of...

One Week to Submission Deadline

2 years 40 weeks ago
You've got just under a week to get your thoughts on paper - tell the Boards and the Department of Education what you think of the Draft Policy. There are information and links to download the forms...

Please help with Education Otherwise's Survey

2 years 41 weeks ago
Please help by filling in this survey. The local contact for Education Otherwise is co-ordinating two surveys to gather opinions relating to home education and the monitoring proposed in the current...

About the UNCRC - addressing the 'balance' between the rights of the child and parental choice

The Right of the Child to have a Green Tongue
2 years 41 weeks ago
The Minister and the Boards have referred to striking a ‘balance between ensuring that the rights and needs of children themselves are appropriately protected and facilitating parental...

Personal Responses

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2 years 41 weeks ago
This is a collection of personal responses offered for inspiration and information.  Some remain in draft and may be modified before final submission. Take a look at some of the new submissions...