Opinion

Our proposals on home education need not be intrusive

MPs understand that if council powers are used inappropriately it will negatively impact relationships, writes Robert Halfon This week,...

Jess Staufenberg
Robert Halfon
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MPs tell government to ‘shake up status quo’ on home education

MPs have slammed an “astonishing” lack of data on the number of children educated at home, and called for...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Urgent action demanded on home education after deaths of ‘invisible’ children

The government must pay “urgent attention” to safeguarding for pupils educated at home, an expert has warned, amid a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Home education among pupils with EHC plans up by a quarter in one year

The number of children with education, health and care plans being educated at home has risen by almost a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Council with rising home education rapped for potential off-rolling

Ofsted has rapped a council after discovering potential off-rolling of children in care, with the number of pupils educated...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
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38% rise in elective home education, and ‘stretched’ councils can’t keep track

The number of children withdrawn from school for elective home education has soared by 38 per cent in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker