Latest HEF blog post: Tally-ho! call by Borders Council to overturn home ed hunting ban
Tally ho! or Cry Havoc! let loose the dogs of war?Scottish Borders Council apparently doesn’t have enough to do. Not content with adhering to the primary legislation and guidance framework, in which their role in relation to elective home education is rightly very limited since the provision of education is a parental responsibility, their ‘joined up’ education and children’s ‘services’ are desperately keen to hunt down (with doggedness) any children of compulsory education age who do not use their schools and who may or may not even exist. They apparently plan to leave no haystack (of which there must be many in the rural Borders) unturned in the hope of finding at least one rusty needle which may be in need of threading through their Curriculum for Compliance.