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THREAD 🧵 #homeed #guidance #consultation
Revised #homeeducation guidance will be published for consultation by @scotgoc today. We hope this long awaited update includes recomms from our #HomeTruths research & upholds children's #humanrights #dataprotection & #equalitylaw.
Current version was issued 15 yrs ago and needs updated to reflect current legisation & key case law inc #namedperson judgment #GDPR & #EqualityAct2010.
#HomeTruths summary report & 16 evidenced recomms:…
#homeducation #homeed #guidance #consultation
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A short(ish) thread on the bizarreness of the current "Covid fears driving rise in home education" narrative:
#FairHearing4HomeEd #HomeEdNotVulnerable #EHE #HomeEducation #HomeEd
Firstly, the suggestion seems to be that C19 is not a valid reason to home educate. It is perfectly valid, and entirely reasonable. Many people are concerned about transmission in schools & the effect on their kids & wider family. And these concerns are not being fully addressed.
Is it any wonder, then, that people are voting with their feet? These are not irrational parents who can’t be arsed to send their kids to school, but caring, conscientious parents trying to do what’s best for their family. They are not parents to be worried about.
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A quick point-by-point on this. Why are we worried about parents not sending their children to school? If they are good enough parents, we should be happy, surely? And if they are not, then surely your concerns should have been noted before they left school.
Parents who are deregistering to home-ed are enacting their responsibility to provide an education, not exercising a right. If we don't have the ability to educate otherwise than at a school, the state has the responsibility for provision.
A "home schooling register" is a complete non-sequitur, given that we don't use the term 'home schooling' for elective home education here in the UK, indeed @educationgovuk issued a blog stating that 'home schooling' is the term for remote schooling-from-home due to closures.
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THREAD: So much wrong with this pre-paywall it's not worth reading. Cheryl doesn't #homeschool & doesn't mis-term #homeeducation #homeed (which is not 'excusing' from school, it's the default).…
Last month we polled our most recently-joined members on their school vs. #homeed intentions post-lockdown. School lost the popular vote by a wide margin with only 8% definitely returning thier children.…
Our membership has increased by nearly 600 since March. We have admission criteria and rules that prohibit the use of #homeschooling misterminology, which means we decline requests from those who believe we support the replicatation of schooling at home.
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THREAD: We are beginning a #factchecking audit of websites that claim to offer info and advice on #homeed in Scotland. There are only two sites we would recommend that are accurate and up to date: our own (of course!) & @HomeEdScotland
We've contacted @scotgov's repeatedly to correct errors/update #homeed content but no response. They can't even get terminology right & link to inactive/discredited orgs We expect better of govt sites than to mislead the public 👎
@HomeEdScotland has published a critique of the page here in the first of what will probably be an extended series 'Factchecking official #homeed sites'…
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[THREAD] No wonder #GIRFEC is such a discredited shambles. You get a 'certificate' for completing this infantile @PerthandKinross 'training' module.…
There are so many errors in this Jan 2019 'guidance' seeking to legitimise daylight #datatheft it's hard to take remotely seriously…
It still references the infamous 2013 ICO 'memo' that had to be withdrawn due to citing the wrong threshold for data processing (unlawfully replicated in 2014 child protection guidelines) & contains case studies that contravene 2016 @UKSupremeCourt #namedperson judgment.
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#MEGA Making England Great Again by building a bureacratic wall to keep education dumbed down #firsttheycame #justsayno…
If my children were school age in England I wouldn't comply, no more than I'd register my religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation with timpot dictators. I also object conscientiously to forced electoral registration, same circus with ringmasters on rotation #homeed
Anyone would think they had money to burn. Have they really not noticed the state of their failing schools driven to disaster by #ofsted and austerity & that teachers are opting out in vast numbers? Trump inspired #policybasedevidence
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