Home-Education [NB not “job-training”]

  1. Ali Edgley
    23/04/2018 at 12:01 am

    With respect, Lord Soley, we already know what you think about home education.

    I would be more interested in a meeting in which you ask us questions about home education, and about the Bill, and listen to our answers.

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Home education Skype broadcast meeting

Lord SoleyIn January I held a meeting for people who were concerned about my home education bill. This was an opportunity for them to ask questions about the bill

Some people were unable to attend the meeting due to a range of reasons including child care or long travel and they contacted me stating their disappointment. Therefore, I will be hosting another session over a Skype for Business broadcast session online. This will be the first of its kind where members of the public can ‘attend’ a meeting at Westminster in this way.

This is the first time an event of this type is happening at Westminster and it is still in its experimental phase however the technical team at Westminster are working hard to ensure that it runs smoothly on the day.

It will be an online broadcast session only, so you will be unable to attend in person and it will take place on Tuesday 24th April between 5pm and 7pm.

The committee stage of the Bill is scheduled to take place at the House of Lords on Friday 27th April 2018.

The Bill is designed to create a register of home educated children and will have in it a clause that requires local education authorities to give information and advice when a home educating parent requests it. This is designed to help those who find it difficult to access all the information they require. It has the added advantage of putting into law an assumed right to home educate. This is an important right and one which I have always supported.

Registration makes it easier to check that children are not only getting the range of educational experience they need but also that we have increased protection for that small but very important minority of children who are taken out of school to be radicalised, trafficked or abused. The rights of the child are important to me and to society.

If you would like to tune in to this session, you can register your interest in two ways:

  1. Send a letter stating your interest to join the session with your home address and contact details including your email address to Lord Clive Soley, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA.
  2. Send an email stating your interest to join the session with your home address and contact details to officeoflordsoley@parliament.uk

If you have a question to ask it would be helpful if you could send it in advance when you register your interest however it is okay if you wish to ask it on the day although the two hour slot will obviously restrict numbers to some extent.

Please note that priority will be given to those who did not attend the meeting earlier this year and that registering interest is not a guarantee that you will be sent an invitation to the meeting. Time will limit numbers. If you are sent an invitation to tune in, you will be sent instructions to your inbox on how to join the session closer to the time. You cannot join the session if you do not have an email account.

In preparation for the session please take some time to have a look at the following points of information:

Home education bill

https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2017-19/homeeducationdutyoflocalauthorities.html

Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill [HL] 2017 …services.parliament.uk

A Bill to make provision for local authorities to monitor the educational, physical and emotional development of children receiving elective home education, and for …

 

Transcript of the second reading of the home education bill and debate at the House of Lords on 24th November 2017

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2017-11-24/debates/141D7347-083E-4EAF-9927-AD5283998B76/HomeEducation(DutyOfLocalAuthorities)Bill(HL)

8 comments for “Home education Skype broadcast meeting”

  1. 20/04/2018 at 11:23 am

    Once again it needs to be taken-on-board at some high Table,
    that firstly
    Schools, universities and NVQ-colleges Training for Careers & Job Workplaces [40 hours/week] Skills
    needs to be in-detail-distinguished from
    Lifeplace Enablement Education for living [128 hours/week].

    Secondly, that Lifeplace enabling needs to provide to the entire generic Public access to, and opportunities to learn, practice, and implement, the many advances in Knowledge and Practical-Know-How that the main schools, colleges, and universities Training is excluding –

    including such lists as are visitable in not-for-profit, power nor prestige e-sites
    http://www.lifefresh.co.uk ; http://www.one-human-living.com ; and http://lifefresh.net –

    which relevantly to “home-education” include many overlooked and excluded advances such as
    “Effort” (Laban & Lawrence) ;
    “Wisdom of the Body Moving” (Hartley) ;
    “Awareness Through Movement” (Feldenkrais);
    “Six Thinking Hats” (E. de Bono) ;
    “Teacher Effectiveness Training” (Gordon) ;
    “People Skills” (Bolton) ;
    “Your Body: biofeedback at its best” [without instruments, machinery and artificiality] (Jencks).

  2. Teresa Thomasson
    21/04/2018 at 6:06 am

    Dear sir plesa look at how many children leve school with no GCSE or other qualifications schools do not have the time or resources to help all children. Registrars dont halp as children on ss register end up dead ones on school register no one checking on tham that poor boy diying because hes mum diyed he was on a school register this will not halp
    The pont is that home educated children are lerning better at home than at school because the schools do not have the 1 2 1 thay need and LA s do not understand the difference wich children learn
    If mecking me register my children meens i can no longer educat in a way witch is beneficial to tham because the LAs well require NC progres and send them backto a school that felled tham in lots of ways, I will
    hold the government responsible and liable for there falling education

  3. Croft
    21/04/2018 at 11:12 am

    ” It has the added advantage of putting into law an assumed right to home educate. ”

    A very Roman law view of the world that you need the law to allow you to do something!

    Bill seems fair enough if toothless:

    Unless the council has powers to see a child the rest is fairly futile.

    This needs to be a UK bill (yes I appreciate the problems with that) as there is an obvious way to escape the provisions otherwise.

  4. Cathy Townshend
    21/04/2018 at 10:36 pm

    There is surely no reason why an online broadcast cannot be open to as many people as request to view it, even if time limits the number of questions which can be addressed during the meeting. Advance submission of questions should give a good idea of people’s main concerns, and the opportunity for those concerns to be addressed. You cannot claim to be offering a genuine consultation if you are restricting events like this to selected participants only.

    Given that many of those who will be affected by this bill are not, and may not wish to become, known to their Local Authorities, demanding home addresses and email contact details for the purposes of this consultation excludes those families, unless you also confirm that you will not be passing that data on to Local Authorities.

  5. R
    22/04/2018 at 12:44 am

    What a shame this has been timetabled for what is supper/bedtime for so many parents, is there a particular reason for this?

  6. Roxane
    22/04/2018 at 8:59 am

    The concern about participation in the online broadcast for the many home educators who object to your Bill is that they will be silenced and not get a fair hearing, as control of the broadcast is very much in the hands of those who set it up. Skype for Business platform, does, for example, have a mute button for the controller of the broadcast.

  7. Ali Edgley
    23/04/2018 at 12:01 am

    With respect, Lord Soley, we already know what you think about home education.

    I would be more interested in a meeting in which you ask us questions about home education, and about the Bill, and listen to our answers.

    • 24/04/2018 at 5:25 am
      Your comment is awaiting moderation.… and set-afoot co-planning with “Us the Sovereign Public”
      up-to-date comprehensively future-adequate
      and on-the-ground in-implementation continuously-forwards-positivising
      ‘sweeping’Reforms ?

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