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    GIRFEC, data mining, consent and the Named Person: who’s misleading whom?

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

      Image credit: No2NP A range of media coverage of yesterday’s launch of the judicial review of the Named Person and data mining provisions within the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act can now be found on the NO2NP Facebook page.   Just as the legal papers were being lodged by the Christian Institute at the Court of Session,  we were somewhat bemused to hear an oft repeated, but unsubstantiated, assertion by Bill Alexander of Highland Council that GIRFEC had been a resounding success there. Moreover, he sought to assure every reader and listener of every news media outlet he could muster that no complaints had…

    All winners at the Schoolhouse wacky races!

    Wednesday, 21st May 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Schoolhouse

    A great time was had by all at the Schoolhouse Spring Picnic held yesterday in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.   Home educating families came from near and far and it was wonderful to see so many smiling faces, of all ages, enjoy some social time and space together. It was pretty cold, but at least it didn’t rain.   Ann Marie kindly brought some games paraphernalia and certificates, and both children and parents demonstrated some serious competitive spirit during our somewhat wacky races! Ann Marie has hereby been designated our Not Back to School Sports Day co-ordinator since Alison A (who hosted the inaugural ‘not…

    No 2 Named Person conference: the family fights back

    Tuesday, 13th May 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

    As the Christian Institute prepares to launch a judicial review of the anti-family ‘named person’ and data theft provisions contained in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act, with legal papers expected to be lodged by the end of June, all those who are concerned about the implications of this odious Trojan horse piece of legislation are being invited to attend a conference at the Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh on 9th June.   Organised by Dr Stuart Waiton of Abertay University, who has contributed numerous articles and papers during and since the passage of the CHYP Act and is an outspoken critic of…

    Schoolhouse Spring Picnic 2014

    Wednesday, 26th March 2014 | Events & Activities | Schoolhouse

    The Schoolhouse spring picnic will take place at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, on Tuesday 20 May 2014. Meet at the Education Centre (behind Holyrood Palace) at 12 noon.

      All welcome, just bring some food and drinks to share, as well as a brolly just in case!   This event has been posted on the Schoolhouse Facebook group. If you don’t use Facebook, please contact Schoolhouse to indicate your interest in attending and we will pass on to the organiser.    

    Notice of Schoolhouse Annual General Meeting 2013

    Saturday, 16th November 2013 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Schoolhouse

    This year’s Schoolhouse Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 14th December 2013 at Eighteen & Under, 1 Victoria Road, Dundee DD1 1EL, at 11.30am. The venue is in central Dundee  within easy walking distance of both the railway and bus stations. The Wellgate shopping centre car park is nearby and there is on street metered parking. [Get directions]  Please note that the venue is on the second floor and there is no lift, but we will do our best to facilitate access for anyone with prams, buggies or mobility issues.   Please let us know if you are coming so that we…

    Home educators’ spring picnic, Dundee

    Sunday, 12th May 2013 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Schoolhouse

    Undeterred by a few drops of rain, home educators descended on Camperdown Park in Dundee on Saturday for the Schoolhouse spring picnic. Armed with brollies, raincoats (and even a tent in one case!), families were able to enjoy shared refreshments, activities, networking and a spot of ‘intelligence gathering”, with those new to home education being welcomed to the community by more experienced ‘non-schoolers’.   It was a joy to observe so many children of different ages, from different places, many of whom had never met before, having such a great time together, and the photos speak for themselves. Big thanks must go to…

    Home ed picnic, Camperdown Park, Dundee – Saturday 11 May

    Wednesday, 20th March 2013 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News

    camperdown park dundee

      One of our members is organising a gathering of home educating families for a picnic at Camperdown Park, Dundee, on Saturday 11 May, from 11am onwards.   Camperdown Park is free, has picnic areas, a great playpark and a wildlife centre with indoor café. All welcome, just bring some food and drinks to share!   The event has been posted on the Schoolhouse Facebook group. If you don’t use Facebook, please contact Schoolhouse to indicate your interest in attending and we will pass on to the organiser.    

    European Home Education Conference 2013

    Wednesday, 27th February 2013 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy

        News from ALE about the upcoming home education conference in Spain. Schoolhouse was invited to participate but it has unfortunately not been possible for us to attend this year. Here’s a promo video for the conference.     European Home Education Conference 2013   It gives us great pleasure to present the provisional programme for the European Home Education Conference 2013, which shall happen at the same time as the ALE’s spring gathering of families who are educated outside of school. More to come!   Sinead Reddin (HEI,Ireland) Claudia Sousa (MEL, Portugal) Jonas Himmelstrand (Rohus, Sweden) Erika Di Martino (www.educazioneparentale.org Italy) Jacqueline Mud (Nvvto, the Netherlands) Daragh McInerney (ALE, Spain) Edilberto Sastre (Sociologist…

    Association of Science Educators conference and fun day

    Tuesday, 29th January 2013 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News

          We have been asked by Steuart Cuthbert,  organiser of the upcoming Association of Science Educators Scotttish conference, to let our members and visitors know that home educators will be positively welcomed as delegates at the event, which is to be held at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 8/9 March 2013.   From the website:   There will be a focused exhibition and a range of sessions and workshops, including a keynotes from Professor Wynne Harlen and Professor Sue Black. Reduced rates are available to ASE members. Trainees, probationers, supply teachers, technicians and students can all apply at the discounted rate. “This year’s Association of Science Education Scotland…

    Notice of Schoolhouse Annual General Meeting 2012

    Saturday, 6th October 2012 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Schoolhouse

    This year’s Schoolhouse Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 28th October 2012 at The Grampian Hotel, 37 York Place, Perth PH2 8EH, from 3pm-5pm.   The venue is a small friendly hotel in central Perth  within a short walking distance of both the railway and bus stations. [Get directions] We will have exclusive use of the hotel’s conservatory for our meeting, which will begin promptly at 3pm.   Please let us know if you are coming so that we can arrange teas and coffees for attendees. The bar will also be open for soft drinks.   It is anticipated that the AGM itself will be…