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Judicial Review and NO2NP campaign in Scotland

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 […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Civil Liberties, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Child benefit, tax credits, EMA and home education

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 |November 3rd, 2014|Articles, Family, Law|0 Comments

The lie at the heart of the education system

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 |August 21st, 2014|Articles, Education|0 Comments

That hideous strength

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 […]

By |July 1st, 2014|Articles, Education, Family|0 Comments

Anti-GIRFEC petition approaches 2500 signatures

A petition created by Scotland’s national home education charity Schoolhouse, in order to raise awareness of the dangerous provisions within the Children and Young People Bill which is currently making its way through the Scottish Parliament, is rapidly approaching 2500 signatures.


At last, the general public appears to be waking up to the fact that GIRFEC […]

By |January 25th, 2014|Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Politics|0 Comments

France threatens to ban home education

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 […]

By |January 25th, 2014|Civil Liberties, Education, International, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Parents to be legislated out of their children’s lives

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 […]

By |September 28th, 2012|Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Enter the Dragon! New group challenges Welsh Ass Govt proposals

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 […]

By |August 28th, 2012|Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Supporting children and families? Aye, that’ll be right!

Under the dubious headline of Supporting children and families, Scottish Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, has dutifully launched a consultation on the Scottish Government’s forthcoming Children and Young People Bill. She’s from the government and is here to help, don’t you know?

This latest consultation (con- being the operative prefix) runs until 25th September and our forum […]

By |July 15th, 2012|Civil Liberties, Education|0 Comments

Is lying just part of the job description?

Some encouraging news from Graham Stuart MP has been reported on our forums:
“I’m meeting ministers next week to discuss home education and will be asking for urgent action to remind LAs of their actual duties (and powers). Whatever form that takes (and assuming they agree) I will seek to ensure that we get copies that can then be […]

By |June 30th, 2012|Education, Law, Politics|0 Comments