Education select committee – Response for evidence.

Schoolhouse SCIO 1 Victoria Road, Dundee DD1 1EL Schoolhouse is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC026965 Submission in response to the Call for Evidence by the Westminster Government’s Education Select Committee Overview: Home education is highly efficient and effective. It is the primary duty of parents to decide the education of their children, not the government or local authority. The …

Schoolhouse Teens Forum

Schoolhouse have now set up a forum specifically for Home Educated teens! The forum has been something we have been working on for a long time and we’re extremely happy to finally be able to share it with the Home Ed community. We hope this will be something well received and we hope all the teens enjoy connecting with one …

Travel – Further update.

The Coronavirus (Covid 19) guidance on travel exemptions was updated to specifically reference Home Educators. We are regularly updated by the HE lead at Scot Gov and Schoolhouse thanks and welcomes the recognition for HEs. Please see below travel exemptions: Exceptions The regulations prohibit travel without a reasonable excuse into or out of a Level 3 or 4 local authority …

Traveling between Tiers/La’s

We have been made aware of the confusion for traveling between different Tiers/Local Authorities for education purposes. Exceptions: This is a list of limited exceptions from the guidance not to travel into or out of Level 3 and 4 local authority areas, or to or from other parts of the UK. Please do not see these as loopholes. It is …

Q&A Session – Zoom

Schoolhouse Scio are hosting another Q&A. This will allow us to answer questions quickly and and ease any concerns you may have.This session is for those wanting to remove their children from the School roll in Scotland and general information. The Q&A will take place on ZOOM at 1pm on the 17th October. Please message for the link and also …

Rise in HE figures – Covid 19

During the middle of March Schoolhouse started receiving a huge number of enquires from worried parents and carers. These enquires were parents/ carers who were worried about their children’s health and how they would manage to educate their children at home, after it was announced that Schools in Scotland would close from March 23rd due to the rise in Corona …

Enquire – Home Education

Back in March Enquire released their “Home Education and Additional Support” publication. We had noticed over social media the backlash they had received due to some incorrect information and offered our support. The board agreed we would contact them to help them gain a better understanding of Home Education and to help with a few legal terms that were unfortunately …

Children (Scotland) Bill

Schoolhouse were asked to comment on the Children (Scotland) Bill Back in July by MSP Jeremy Balfour. The Schoolhouse trustees attended a virtual meeting with MR Balfour to discuss the bill. The Bill mainly concerns family courts rather than education, but is seeking to incorporate  more aspects of the UNCRC. In our experience , the person who is chosen to …