Our Scottish Parliament Petition: The Never Ending Story

In a seemingly never ending loop, the Education & Skills Committee agreed at its virtual meeting on 11 November 2020  to keep our Petition PE01692 (calling for a public inquiry into the human rights impact of GIRFEC) open, and to Read More …

GIRFEC petition update: our latest submission to Committee

Our Petition PE01692 calling for a public inquiry into the human rights impact of GIRFEC was lodged jointly with Tymes Trust in 2018 following a ‘Fringe’ event we had organised for families concerned about increasing state surveillance and interference in Read More …

Tynwald tactics akin to ‘slinging a dead cat on the table’

Submissions to the House of Keys Committee on the Isle of Man’s controversial Education Bill can now be read here.  Some may not have been published at the request of respondents.   Of special interest is Allan Norman‘s incisive (and highly entertaining) Read More …

‘Registration’ petition: our submission to Committee

Following our two previous posts, The SPICe is not always right: questions over home education briefing (21 September 2019) and ‘Registration’ petition revisited (21 February 2020), the Scottish Home Education Forum has sent a submission to the Petitions Committee, whose members are Read More …