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Home Education

Inquiry

The inquiry will seek to understand the extent to which current arrangements provide sufficient support for home educated children to access efficient, full-time and suitable education, and establish what further measures may be necessary in order to facilitate this.

It will also explore the impact of COVID-19 on home education, and any particular needs arising from the pandemic that need to be addressed.

The deadline for making written submissions has now passed. The Committee has held two oral evidence sessions, one in November 2020 and one in March 2021.

 

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Third Report - Strengthening Home Education
Inquiry Home Education
Committees Education Committee
HC 84
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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23 March 2021
Inquiry Home Education
Witnesses Victor Shafiee (Deputy Director, unregistered and independent schools at Ofsted), Mrs Wendy Charles-Warner (Trustee at Education Otherwise), Dr Amber Fensham-Smith (Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at The Open University), and Ellen Collier (Service Manager, Education Welfare Service, Social Care and Education, at Leicester City Council)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
24 November 2020
Inquiry Home Education
Witnesses Jenny Coles (President at Association of Directors of Children's Services), Cllr Lucy Nethsingha (Deputy Chair of Children and Young People Board at Local Government Association), Mrunal Sisodia (Co-Chair at National Network of Parent Carer Forums), and Jane Lowe (Trustee at Home Education Advisory Service)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
HED0465 - Home Education
Witnesses Dr Harriet Pattison (Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood at Liverpool Hope University)
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
HED0442 - Home Education
Witnesses Kelly
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
HED0317 - Home Education
Witnesses Member of the public
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 2370 / For all media inquiries please contact Oliver Florence florenceo@parliament.uk / 02072191679 and Nelson Idama idaman@parliament.uk / 0207 219 6585
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA