Our members and visitors may like to know that a long overdue upgrade of this website is currently underway. We are planning a re-launch in the near future, so please watch this space for further details! Progress has been painfully slow due to a combination of trials and tribulations on other fronts, but the project is now nearing […]
By Neil Taylor
“Why does the wolf don sheep’s clothing? So he can devour them at his leisure. Appearances are deceptive. Relying on superficial optics is hazardous to health.” (Daily Kos)
I have been quite fond, if that is an appropriate adjective, of quoting the late film maker Aaron Russo in the youtube video of him talking to […]
Schoolhouse has posted an informative update on our forums on the progress of the campaign opposing GIRFEC surveillance and the imposition of a state appointed Named Person for every child in Scotland.
The Judicial Review, spearheaded by the Christian Institute, is set to commence later this month in the Court of Session in Edinburgh, while NO2NP roadshows […]
Tax credits and Child Benefit are UK wide benefits which can be claimed by home educating families as long as their children are continuing in elective home education. The Education Maintenance Allowance, on the other hand, is only available to home educated children in Scotland who meet the eligibility criteria.
The topic of tax credits and child benefit […]
By Archie Lacey
As someone who was a teacher for over three decades I was always struck by the essential deception that exists throughout all levels of education. It is a deception that people inflict upon themselves and collectively. It is not even recognised as a deception. There is no awareness of those involved in the […]
By Archie Lacey
There are a number of flaws to granting people permission to make observations and judgements on others as a matter of course. These are: subjectivity, bias, prejudice, narrowed perception, assumption of deficit and acceptance of received benchmarks of behaviour and rights.
All of these are, very often, aspects of the observer’s mindset that the […]
Home educators and supporters in France have sounded an international alert regarding a proposed Bill which seeks to restrict home-based provision of compulsory education to cases of incapacity and disability, effectively outlawing elective home education.
The Bill was registered in the Presidency of the Senate on 18th December 2013 and presented by MM. Hugues PORTELLI, Christian […]
With new Bills about to be introduced in both Wales and Scotland which will have the effect, if enacted, of legislating parents out of their children’s lives, these are very worrying times for all families.
Such a profound shift of responsibility for the education and welfare of children from parents to the state is one that evokes sinister […]
A dedicated new action group has been set up to co-ordinate responses to legislative proposals by the Welsh Ass Government, which, if enacted, would effectively usurp parents’ responsibility for education by imposing a regulatory regime on a long established and protected parental function in breach of the ECHR.
Rhuad y Ddraig (Roar of the Dragon) is an […]