Thursday, June 7, 2012

Select committee to look at home education

The parliamentary Education Select Committee has announced a short inquiry to look at the support available for those who home educate their children.  Among other things they will look at what progress has been made since the Department for Children, Schools and Families (as was) looked into this a few years ago.  The Committee will not look at wider issues, such as safeguarding or curriculum.

The Committee is chaired by Graham Stuart MP, who is the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Home Education.

Many parents of children with autism find themselves in the position of home educating their children, after finding that schools are unable or unwilling to support their child effectively, or bullying does not get addressed.

You can read more about the inquiry here:  If you want to make a written submission, you must do so by noon on Monday 9th July 2012.

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