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    Schoolhouse Home Education Gathering, 18/20 September 2015

    Sunday, 3rd May 2015 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Schoolhouse

    IFED 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.  

    dundee scouts

      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 for non members. Under threes’ places are free and there will be a 10% large families discount for families of six or more.   To request a booking form, please email membership@schoolhouse.org.uk or info@schoolhouse.org.uk.   Now to consult the long range weather forecast!    

     

     

    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…

    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.    

         

    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…

    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…

    Named Persons in the firing line

    Saturday, 21st June 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

      Some of the attendees at the No2NP conference and campaign launch Image credit: No2NP We must apologise for the belatedness of this update, but we do have several compelling excuses! We have been fielding a record number of enquiries from home educating parents and those considering the option due entirely to anxieties about GIRFEC, Named Persons and the legalised data theft incorporated in the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act which was recently rushed through the Scottish Parliament before MSPS had the chance (or wit) to wake up to its implications. Despite not coming into force  until 2016 (and not at all if…

    Schoolhouse response to Northern Ireland Elective Home Education consultation

    Monday, 2nd June 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Schoolhouse

    Home educating families in Northern Ireland are being threatened with the implementation of a draconian new Elective Home Education policy which is currently the subject of public consultation.   In an oppressive move to undermine the rights and freedoms of home educating families, the ultra vires proposals contained within the Boards’ draft policy include:   state entry into family homes without suspicion of wrongdoing powers to question children delays over deregistration from school the requirement of parental ‘permission’ to home educate control over the form and content of the education provided   Schoolhouse has today submitted the following  response to all five Education & Library Boards, ticking every ‘disagree’ box and setting…

    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…

    Shovelling fog

    Saturday, 17th May 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

    Members of the FOG campaign are to be congratulated on their tenacity in seeking to pin down the named politicians fronting the all-out assault on families by the Scottish Government and its cheerleading allies, all of whom stand to gain from the forced implementation of GIRFEC (Getting Information Recorded For Every Citizen).  Introduced in Highland as a  ‘pilot’ without statutory basis, it was unquestioningly adopted and zealously implemented by obedient servants (of the state, not the public) in a comprehensive exercise to ensure that virtually every child could be deemed ‘at risk of not meeting his or her wellbeing outcomes’ as…

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