The Schools Bill
Most of you will have heard of the government’s proposed Schools Bill which is currently being discussed in the House of Lords. It suggests many changes for children’s education and amongst other things, proposes compulsory registration for Home Educated children. LLP is against the compulsory registration for Home Educators and feels that the Schools Bill is very vague in what other changes it could mean for Home Education once this register is in place.
The Bill is very vague about what other information local authorities can request about home educated children. It also suggests that those who teach home educated kids should be registered and should share information on the children they educate. This is something we are particularly concerned about at LLP too.
To find out more about the Schools Bill and how it could affect you:
- Read the relevant sections of the Bill. Part 3 is the section that will affect Home Educators. CLICK HERE TO READ
- Read Education Otherwise response to the School’s Bill. CLICK HERE TO READ
- Second reading of the schools bill – Home Education. CLICK TO READ OR WATCH
- Join the Home Education Parliamentary & Media Monitoring and Action group. CLICK HERE TO JOIN GROUP
- Join the Home Education action group:. CLICK HERE TO JOIN GROUP
What you can do to make your views known:
- Write to a member of the House of Lords with your views on the bill. CLICK HERE
- Send a letter to your your local MP with your views on the Bill.
- Sign a petition. There are a number of online and hand signed petitions being co-ordinated and circulated at present on local Home Education FaceBook groups.
- Tell everyone you know to read the bill and think about how it might affect their children/grandchildren (it will affect school children too!!) so that lots more people stand against it!