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    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. 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 been variously accused…

    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…

    No 2 Named Person conference: the family fights back

    Tuesday, 13th May 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

    As the Christian Institute prepares to launch a judicial review of the anti-family ‘named person’ and data theft provisions contained in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act, with legal papers expected to be lodged by the end of June, all those who are concerned about the implications of this odious Trojan horse piece of legislation are being invited to attend a conference at the Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh on 9th June.   Organised by Dr Stuart Waiton of Abertay University, who has contributed numerous articles and papers during and since the passage of the CHYP Act and is an outspoken critic of…

    Data theft and the Named Person latest

    Thursday, 10th April 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

    Like ‘terrorism’, ‘child protection’ has long been used by control freak governments of all political persuasions as an emotive excuse to justify the abuse of citizens’ human rights and the breaching of data protection safeguards. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act is one such example of Trojan Horse legislation, based on policy based ‘evidence’ and backed by Pinocchio PR. It was rushed through the Scottish Parliament by the present government because it suited vested interests and, despite being a New Labour construct, they are apparently “all in it together”.   The state funded cheerleading children’s charities, shamelessly begging for a bigger…

    Call off the GIRFEC engagement to stop unwanted SHANARRI advances

    Tuesday, 1st April 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Schoolhouse

    According to the Children’s Minister Aileen Campbell, whom we quote verbatim, “the parent is under no obligation to engage with the named person or the service offered” when it comes to dealing with the SHANARRI army of box ticking state guardians who have been parachuted, uninvited, into the lives of every family in Scotland.   These data gathering drones are tasked to ensure, by fair means or foul, that every child in Scotland has every life, including pre-life, event and activity recorded by every ‘professional’ with whom they have contact, details of which may be accessed by any other so-called service if…

    Schoolhouse Spring Picnic 2014

    Wednesday, 26th March 2014 | Events & Activities | Schoolhouse

    The Schoolhouse spring picnic will take place at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, on Tuesday 20 May 2014. Meet at the Education Centre (behind Holyrood Palace) at 12 noon.

      All welcome, just bring some food and drinks to share, as well as a brolly just in case!   This event has been posted on the Schoolhouse Facebook group. If you don’t use Facebook, please contact Schoolhouse to indicate your interest in attending and we will pass on to the organiser.