"The Government has commissioned an independent review of home education to assess whether the current system of supporting and monitoring home education is the right one. "
I have spent 20 minutes this morning filling in the on-line questionnaire. It was pretty straightforward and there was a box to tick for 'members of the public' to contribute. This is an issue dear to my heart and I have no desire to be monitored, investigated or to have to prove that I am educating and I am not abusing my children. However, I know from many conversations that a lot of people, even those who love me and support what I do, feel that the system is lax. Now is our chance to let those in power know how we feel! The consultation closes on 20 February.
I did think that I felt calm and collected about this issue, but I have just read aloud my response to my husband and my voice and blood pressure have risen. I am insulted that Home Education is being linked with abuse and forced marriage or that there is doubt expressed as to whether my children can achieve the rather spurious "Every Child Matters" outcomes. If, as a reader of this blog, as a friend of mine and my family, you can spare twenty minutes, please have a look at the questionnaire and let the government know that Home Ed rocks!