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    NO2NP campaign gathers momentum

    Saturday, 2nd August 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media

    The No2NP campaign is gathering momentum and a number of videos have been released highlighting the concerns of various individuals and organisations regarding the implementation of the compulsory named person / state guardian scheme and allied universal data gathering and sharing without consent.   Schoolhouse’s spokesperson describes the approach of the “state steamroller” from the home educators’ perspective:     Meanwhile we are preparing to take part in a series of NO2NP roadshows in Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow and Inverness where parents will be able to hear about the implications for every family of GIRFEC (Getting Information Recorded For Every Citizen),  SHANARRI , wellbeing wheels and…

    Who’s going to fix it when they ‘get it wrong’ for our child?

    Saturday, 2nd August 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media

    As we reported in our recent article, GIRFEC, data mining, consent and the Named Person: who’s misleading whom?, the  legal challenge to the anti-family Part 4 of the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act has now been officially launched. A small crowd of supporters was in attendance on 9th July, along with an impressive media turn out, as the legal papers were hand delivered to the Court of Session in Edinburgh. Several tourists asked what was going on and were shocked to be told about the nature of the legislation. Even a gaggle of law lords en route to their…

    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…