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Schoolhouse at Greenock NO2NP roadshow







The NO2NP roadshow made a return visit to Greenock on 18 January, where a sizeable and enthusiastic audience was updated on the progress of the campaign, including the upcoming Supreme Court hearing in London. Chaired by Nigel Kenny (who doubled as the official photographer), the evening’s speakers (pictured above) were Gordon McDonald from CARE […]

NO2NP roadshow visits Ayr/Prestwick

The NO2NP roadshow stopped off in Ayrshire on Tuesday 8 December, attracting a capacity audience to the Carlton Hotel in Prestwick. Nigel Kenny officiated on behalf of NO2NP, updating attendees on the legal challenge and ongoing campaign activities across the country, before introducing speakers Lesley Scott of of the Tymes Trust and Alison Preuss of Schoolhouse, whose presentation is […]

Glasgow NO2NP Roadshow

NO2NP held its latest roadshow at the Couper Institute in Glasgow on Monday 14 September, which was chaired by Dr Stuart Waiton of Abertay University and addressed by community paediatrician Dr Jenny Cunningham, Lesley Scott of the TYMES Trust, Nigel Kenny of the Christian Institute and Schoolhouse co-ordinator Alison Preuss. The event, the third to be […]

Schoolhouse NBTS sports day 2015: wacky races, happy faces

This year’s Not Back To School (#NBTS) Sports Day was held on Glasgow Green on 27th August and attracted a good number of families, despite the less than encouraging weather forecast. It always takes more than a bit of rain to dampen the spirits of home educated children and parents!

A big thank you from us all to Dawn, who organised the […]

‘Fairer Scotland’ minister fails to grasp GIRFEC thistle

Alex Neil, the Social Justice Secretary, hosted a Fairer Scotland Q&A session  on the Scottish Government’s Facebook page the other evening. It wasn’t a roaring success, just like the real life events in Glasgow and Kilmarnock, where the Named Person issue dominated discussions, and many questions surrounding the scheme – including  those about consent, necessity […]

By |August 1st, 2015|Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy|1 Comment

Diary Dates: NBTS Sports Day & Camping Weekend

NOT Back To School Sports Day, 27 August 2015
Schoolhouse is holding a ‘NOT Back To School Sports Day’ for home educating families on Glasgow Green on Thursday 27th August.

Started in 2001, the NBTS sports day became a popular annual event until the organiser, Alison T, ‘retired’ from active home ed service. After a break of a few years, […]

New look for Schoolhouse website

Schoolhouse is delighted (at last!) to reveal its new look website, which is still a work in progress as we complete some sections, add new content and tidy up a few loose ends. Please let us know if you encounter any gremlins!

We have incorporated some exciting (well we think they’re exciting!) new features and hope […]

By |June 13th, 2015|Home Ed in the News, Schoolhouse|1 Comment

Schoolhouse Info and Networking event, Dundee, 13 June 2015

Schoolhouse will be holding an information and networking event in central Dundee on Saturday 13th June, from 11am until 3pm.

If you want to know more about the current position regarding home education and what your rights and responsibilities are as home educators, then this is the event for you! Participants will also have ample opportunity […]

Schoolhouse Home Education Gathering, 18/20 September 2015

Schoolhouse is organising a Home Education Gathering from the 18th to 20th September 2015 which will coincide with celebrations surrounding the 9th annual International Freedom in Education Day.

The camping weekend will be held at the Dundee Scouts’ Douglaswood Campsite in Tayside. Spaces are limited and will cost £8 per person for Schoolhouse members and £10 per person […]

Critical masses say no to Snooperati

GIRFEC: Getting Information Recorded For Every Child (and the whole family tree!)

The Schoolhouse petition (which was set up purely as an awareness raising tool when it became clear that parents and professionals were being misled into believing that GIRFEC was about protecting vulnerable children rather than a mass data stealing exercise) has now passed the 6000 […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy|11 Comments