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‘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|0 Comments

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 […]

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

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

Schoolhouse presentation: Inverness NO2NP roadshow

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.

 

 

Victims of GIRFEC data theft and SHANARRI tick box tyranny

Schoolhouse remains deeply concerned by reports of harassment, bullying and ultra vires activities on the part of the new ‘SHANARRI Stasi’, which has been unleashed on the unsuspecting families of Scotland as a result of the Children and Young People Act.

As we await the outcome of the judicial review just heard at the Court of […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy, Research|0 Comments

Beware of cuddly cuddies! Montrose NO2NP roadshow

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 […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Events & Activities, Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy, Media|1 Comment