Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Plymouth LA

..openly admits it discriminates against autonomous educators.

"With regard to your recent Freedom of Information request I can report back that of the five children noted as having concerns that a suitable education was being provided due to the philosophy of education being inadequate were all being autonomously home educated according to your definition."

3 comments:

mum6kids said...

They didn't exactly "openly" admit it, did they? What a lot of faff and fuddle to get a straight answer! I actually laughed when they asked what AE was!! Ye gods and little fishes! Then they admit that despite saying 3 children are receiving no education at all and 5 are a bit dodgy 'cuz of AE and then bizarrely 1 child is sus because there is no structure-but there is no further action being taken it seems. So they can't be that bothered really can they? What a bunch.

Maire said...

It is absolutely disgraceful and if it was my LA I would seriously be looking into how to report them to someone higher up, is there an LA ombudsman, to a councillor or and MP.

I think that now we are mobilised we should find a platform to illustrate exactly how to go about fighting ultra vires LAs not just individually by asking them to quote law etc but by reporting them to a higher authority. We need to find out what works.

I would also suggest the we begin the battle at the fist sign of an untruth, this is the only way as I have discovered in dealing with schools for 30 years.

Anonymous said...

There's a local authority ombudsman.

http://www.lgo.org.uk/

Danae
http://www.threedegreesoffreedom.blogspot.com
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