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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, […]

By |July 11th, 2015|Events & Activities, Home Ed in the News, Schoolhouse|0 Comments

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 […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Events & Activities, Home Ed in the News, Schoolhouse|0 Comments

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

Schoolhouse Spring Picnic 2015

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 […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Events & Activities, Home Ed in the News, Schoolhouse|3 Comments

Dingwall NO2NP roadshow

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 […]

By |March 7th, 2015|Events & Activities, Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy|0 Comments

New NO2NP roadshow dates announced

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


By |December 17th, 2014|Events & Activities, Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy|0 Comments

Children ‘missing’ from what, exactly?

BBC Scotland reports emotively today on the alleged ‘Toll of kids missing from school’.

We are unreliably informed that:

“In some cases, children are marked as missing because they have moved house and failed to tell the school. Agencies say others disappear for more “sinister” reasons including abuse and forced marriage. In the past five years, 2,619 […]

By |December 16th, 2014|Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy, Media|1 Comment

A Named Parent for every professional?

The Myles Bradbury case brings into sharp focus the inherent dangers of the universal Scottish Named Person scheme, which promotes professional power-over access to every child and facilitates the gathering and sharing of every child’s (and every associated adult’s) sensitive personal data among a large number of other professionals without informed consent. As was contended in the recent judicial review, this […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy, Media|3 Comments