‘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 …

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 …

The SPICe is not always right: questions over home education briefing

Our attention was recently drawn to this SPICe briefing in respect of Scottish Parliament Petition PE01730 (with 11 signatures), which calls for the ‘registration’ (or, more accurately, ‘licensing’) of children who are electively home educated in Scotland.  We will critique Read More …