More parents opt for home education post-lockdown, survey finds

Now that education secretary John Swinney has confirmed that schools in Scotland are to re-open in August, many families are considering their options after educating their children from home under lockdown conditions for the past several months. We decided to Read More …

Scandal of Scotland’s ‘Tinker Experiment’

The Herald has covered the scandal of the ‘Tinker Experiment’ in Scotland, whereby Gypsy Travellers were subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment by the authorities in an attempt to assimilate them into ‘mainstream’ society.   For anyone who has been following Read More …

Public inquiry into GIRFEC human rights impact: parliamentary petition update

The Scottish Parliament’s Education & Skills Committee is due to reconsider petition PEO1692 for an independent public inquiry into the human rights impact of GIRFEC policy in the coming weeks. In order to inform the committee’s further deliberations, joint petitioners Read More …

Home-educators ‘face an overtly hostile environment’

Published in TES Scotland, 29 June 2019 Home-educators ‘face an overtly hostile environment’ Home-educating families are being unfairly treated through Scotland’s health-visiting service, writes Alison Preuss New research by the Scottish Home Education Forum on families’ experiences of the health-visiting service in Read More …