Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Newsflash: Inquiry into the Badman Review

Here's another thing to add to the timetable!

EO and other HEors who have been in contact with the Children, Schools and Families Committee, whose remit it is to "examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Children, Schools and Families," have just received notice from the Committee that it is to:

"undertake a short inquiry into the recent review of elective home education commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The Committee invites written submissions on:

* the conduct of the review and related consultations (e.g. the constitution of the review team; the scope of the terms of reference for the review; and the nature of the consultation documents)

* the recommendations made by the review on elective home education."

The Committee asks for written submissions in accordance with the guidelines below by noon on Tuesday 22 September 2009.

Each submission should:

be no more than 3,000 words in length;
begin with a short summary in bullet point form;
have numbered paragraphs; and
(if in electronic form) be in Word format or a rich text format with as little use of colour or logos as possible."

The full guidelines for submissions are on the committee website at"

Members of the Committee:

Mr Barry Sheerman (Chairman) Labour, Huddersfield
Annette Brooke Liberal Democrat, Mid Dorset and Poole North
Mr Douglas Carswell Conservative, Harwich
Mr David Chaytor Labour, Bury North
Mrs Sharon Hodgson Labour, Gateshead East and Washington West
Paul Holmes Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield
Fiona Mactaggart Labour, Slough
Mr Andrew Pelling Independent, Croydon Central
Mr Andy Slaughter Labour, Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Helen Southworth Labour, Warrington South
Mr Graham Stuart Conservative, Beverley & Holderness
Mr Edward Timpson Conservative, Crewe and Nantwich
Derek Twigg Labour, Halton
Lynda Waltho Labour, Stourbridge


For more information, check out EO's press release here,
Full details now available here.

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