I notice there is a meeting
Next Home Educator Meeting:
Wednesday 29th September 2010 at
Although I will attend if I can and I do want to help you improve provision for and relationships between home educators and the council, it has become apparent that I am not able to contribute well to a group discussion or to give my best at any time unless the discussion takes place through an exchange of email or even better using google docs.
If you are happy to do this we might start with a few issues I have below.
I may be wrong but I cannot see a meaningful link to home education here can you point it out if I have missed it.
This seems a bizarre unhelpful page to find when Home Education is clicked in the A-Z index. You may never have tried to find it this way so may not be aware of this.
I am not sure if you know that your policy document still contains this paragraph
2.8 This document is subject to review. In 2009, a review of the framework of Elective Home Education was commissioned at the request of The Secretary of State for Children Schools and Families. The review was published in June 2009 and made recommendations for changes in the regulatory and legislative framework relating to Elective Home Education.
This is a red flag to informed home educators and incompatible with a sincere attempt to establish a good relationship with them.
If all this is not in your power to change any of this but you would still like my input then we may be able consider other approaches to the removal of unnecessary barriers.
Looking forward to your reply.