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 …

‘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 …

‘Registration’ petition revisited

We have posted previously about this 11-signature Scottish Parliament petition calling for the registration (or ‘licensing’) of home educated children, in particular highlighting our concerns over omissions and inaccuracies in the accompanying SPICe briefing. It is our intention – time 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 …