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 represent the children’s views in court can influence the outcome. Courts also tend to support a parent who is seeking to send a child to School rather than Home Educate.
Further issues around education were discussed, including a poll that Schoolhouse ran about families who were choosing not to send their children back to School for a number of reasons, after seeing how well their children flourished learning at home.
Schoolhouse wants to thank Mr Balfour and hope to work with him again in the future.