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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
News

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
News

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
News

DfE rejects 7,000 requests by schools to wipe pupils’ GCSE scores

The government has refused nearly 7,000 requests from schools for their pupils’ GCSE scores to be wiped from league...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Should home education have statutory monitoring?

With the second reading of the Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill due in parliament, we brought together...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

Spielman warns off-rolling ‘could get worse’ after sharp rise in pupils leaving school before GCSEs

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman has warned that the problem of schools removing pupils from the roll in order...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Schools could be fined if pupils are removed to home education

The government is consulting on whether schools should be fined if pupils are taken off their rolls to be educated...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson