Friday, April 18, 2008

Well Said, Pete the South Wales Echo - a necessary response to this.


ruth said...

That second link is broken and the offending article seems to have totally vanished off the site. Weird eh?

Anonymous said...

Now that's peculiar. Perhaps the Echo realised they had been led into a grotesquely inaccurate report by the Vale's LA and thought better of leaving such misinformation lying about. However for the record, here it is....

"Appeal for more monitoring of home teaching Apr 14 2008 by Peter Collins,

South Wales Echo

WORK done by children who are taught at home should be monitored more often by specialist teachers to ensure they are making good progress, education leaders in the Vale of Glamorgan have said.

An investigation into home-schooling has been suggested by the Vale council's lifelong learning and community wellbeing and safety scrutiny committees.

The recommendation comes amid concerns that there could be a lack of proper assessment of those children educated at home.

Parents are allowed to educate their children at home provided they meet certain criteria, including allowing a specialist teacher to meet the family and examine examples of their children's work.

However, education authorities have no automatic right of entry to a parent's home.

Currently, there are 28 children in the Vale who are educated at home, 24 of whom are seen by the local education authority at least once a term."

7:13 AM