Schoolhouse response to Northern Ireland Elective Home Education consultation

Schoolhouse has responded to the consultation on the N Ireland Elective Home Education Policy (Draft)

Schoolhouse response to Northern Ireland Elective Home Education consultation

Home educating families in Northern Ireland are being threatened with the implementation of a draconian new Elective Home Education policy which is currently the subject of public consultation.

In an oppressive move to undermine the rights and freedoms of home educating families, the ultra vires proposals contained within the Boards’ draft policy include:

  • state entry into family homes without suspicion of wrongdoing
  • powers to question children
  • delays over deregistration from school
  • the requirement of parental ‘permission’ to home educate
  • control over the form and content of the education provided
 
Top