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    Schoolhouse Spring Picnic 2015

    Sunday, 22nd March 2015 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Schoolhouse

        For the Schoolhouse spring picnic 2015, we are returning to the ever popular Camperdown Park in Dundee. which is a vast open space on the outskirts of the city with picnic areas, a playpark and a wildlife centre with indoor café.   This year’s gathering will take place on Saturday 9 May, from 11.30am – 3.30pm. We will convene on the green space across from the café,  close to the car park and play area, so that latecomers can find us easily. Look out for the Schoolhouse banner!   The event will be free of charge for Schoolhouse members, but non members are also welcome…

    Dingwall NO2NP roadshow

    Saturday, 7th March 2015 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy

      The NO2NP roadshow visited Dingwall on 4th March, where a capacity audience (bigger than the Beatles!) heard from Michael Veitch of the Christian Institute, Lesley Scott of the Tymes Trust and Alison Preuss from Schoolhouse. Some challenging questions and interesting comments were raised from the floor, perhaps the most surprising among them being that many parents had had no idea about the Named Person, or the fact that GIRFEC had been piloted in the Highlands – making a mockery of the universal benefits claimed for what was a small, selective project that was deliberately limited in scope to address the needs of…

    New NO2NP roadshow dates announced

    Wednesday, 17th December 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy

    New roadshow dates have been announced for January and February 2015, when the NO2NP Campaign will be visiting Livingston, Greenock and Dunfermline.  



    Schoolhouse presentation: Inverness NO2NP roadshow

    Friday, 28th November 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

    The NO2NP youtube channel has now uploaded Alison Preuss’s presentation on behalf of Schoolhouse to the Inverness roadshow which took place on 1st October 2014. The transcript is available here.    


    Beware of cuddly cuddies! Montrose NO2NP roadshow

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media

      Image credit: Montrose Review (related article here) Schoolhouse co-ordinator Alison Preuss was one of the speakers at the latest NO2NP roadshow, which attracted a lively audience to the Park Hotel in Montrose. Chaired by Michael Veitch from the Christian Institute, the audience also heard from Lesley Scott of the Tymes Trust which represents families of young ME sufferers.   Concerned members of the public took the opportunity to raise questions and concerns about lack of training for teachers, named person allocation for home educated children, data sharing without consent, consequences of ‘non-engagement’, and the potentially damaging effects of ‘labelling’ children from an early…

    NO2NP November Roadshows: Perth & Montrose

    Wednesday, 5th November 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy

    No2np roadshowsDon’t miss these upcoming NO2NP roadshows in Perth and Montrose!


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    Notice of Schoolhouse AGM 2014

    Wednesday, 29th October 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Schoolhouse

    This year’s Schoolhouse Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 29th November 2014 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…

    NO2NP roadshow visits Inverness

    Saturday, 4th October 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

    Schoolhouse was pleased to take part in the NO2NP Inverness roadshow on 1st October, which attracted a lively audience concerned about the implications of the Children and Young People Act for every family in Scotland.   The event was filmed and we will add a link as soon as the video is available [now available here]. Meanwhile, here is a transcript of the Schoolhouse co-ordinator’s presentation with links for reference.     Schoolhouse presentation, Inverness NO2NP roadshow   Home educators tend to have highly sensitive ‘early identification’ antennae to detect threats to our existence because we are a bit of a misunderstood and misrepresented minority. We’ve…

    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…