Saturday, July 07, 2007

Home Education on Radio Five Today (Sunday 8th)

Dear Five Live Listener,

Thanks for emailing us after the discussion we had between Tony Mooney and Fiona Nicholson on home education on the Julian Worricker programme in May. We've had lots of emails with a wide variety of views. So the Five Live Report is doing a follow-up report for this Sunday's Worricker between 11 and 11.30am and again between 12 and 12.30pm (July 8th).

The author and broadcaster, Janey Lee Grace, home educates her four children and has been investigating why so many parents are choosing to home school their children and why some people are calling for tighter regulation and monitoring of home education.

We'll be taking texts and emails as normal and would also like to try and take some phone calls from listeners. If you'd like to contribute, you can text during the show on 85058 or email

We're especially to hear from home educators who have opinions on the government's current consultation on guidelines for home education and also anyone who was home educated and either loved or hated it; and teachers/inspectors who think home education needs closer monitoring.

We can't make promises about who we'll be able to get on the programme but we're keen to squeeze on as many views as possible.

Kind regards,

Lissa Cook


The Listen Again facility is now available here. The section on HE begins at 1 hour 16 mins into the show.

If that link doesn't work try here and here.

The first part of the transcript can be found here, courtesy of Gill.

Well done, Iris and Janey.


IndigoShirl said...

It was better than most mate, better than most.

love Shirl -x-

Anonymous said...

Way to go Janey and co!
What a pleasure to be nodding in agreement instead of shouting at the radio!

Anonymous said...

I agree, Janey did an excellent job. I loved the way she pointed out that the teacher bloke only cared about numbers.

Also, his last statement "I attended awards for teachers who have been la la"

I thought....yeh, does that mean schools are good? People may have the best intentions in the world, but it doesn't make what they do right....

Note to self: "try not to be so anti school..."

Carlotta said...

Janey and Iris, the poster girls for HE! Very, very interesting the way Janey handled it, I felt. She had the measure of it all, great preparation, fluency, great arguments, and the ability to be very disarming and charming all at once, and Iris's testimony was so heartfelt, you couldn't help but be touched by it.

Am off to see if can find the links.