March 2016 Meeting
Home Education APPG on SEN March 1st with Stuart Miller, Deputy Director SEN at DfE. See also Parents' Survey (write-up April 2016) + http://edyourself.org/articles/SENsurvey.php#useful (useful SEN links for home educators)
Update May 2015: the Association for Elective Home Education Professionals (AEHEP) held a launch at Westminster in February 2015 which I blogged here. Follow-up questions here A meeting was held with some members of the committee and some home education representatives including Education Otherwise and HE-Special on Friday April 24th 2015 in Stafford. Read the notes here. Correspondence regarding the AEHEP here More about the AEHEP on my blog
October 2014: 14-19s
Update November 12th 2014: Following the issue raised by Graham Stuart at the Home Education APPG concerning Question 1 on the 16+ Child Benefit Form "why is the young person not at school" HMRC has now amended the form to remove this question, see New Form
February 2014 Local Authorities Meeting
Meeting for local authorities chaired by Graham Stuart MP to discuss the formation of a national body of elective home education professionals as recommended by the Education Committee Graham Stuart asked Mike Snelson of Lancashire CC to head a steering group.
October 2013: Exams Access
July 2013: Exams Access Private Candidates
The discussion was chaired by Graham Stuart who set out the issues for private candidates, particularly in finding an exam centre.
March 2013 Access to FE College 14-16s
The APPG looked at under-16s applying directly to college. Speakers: Matthew Coffey, Learning and Skills Ofsted, Helen Eaton, Assistant Principal Myerscough College Lancashire, Tony Medhurst, AoC, Principal Harrow College, 14-16s Colleges Implementation Group, Ajay Sethi, 14-19 Strategy Manager Lancashire County Council, Malcolm Trobe, Education Funding Agency, ASCL. Chaired by Lord Lucas. DfE was on hand to answer questions. See http://edyourself.org/articles/14-16collegeFAQ.php
November 2012: SEN and Disability
A meeting was held at Portcullis House, Westminster, on Tuesday 27th November 2012 to discuss Special Educational Needs and Disability with an opportunity to talk to Stephen Kingdom, Deputy Director SEN and Disability at DfE. The aim of the event was to raise awareness and to identify key issues with the new SEN legislation and funding which will impact on home educating families.
Home Education APG 2010-11
In 2011 the All Party Parliamentary Group for Home Education met to look at access to exams and college. Guidance and FAQ on Alternative Provision Funding for SEN and FE were published by DfE later in 2011. DfE changed the process again in 2013: SEN funding is now the High Needs Block; college is direct admission with funding claimed by colleges from the Education Funding Agency.
http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/All_Party_Parliamentary_Group_on_Home_Education 2010 meeting.
This article is http://edyourself.org/articles/allpartygrouphomeeducation.php. The following links to other websites are contained in the article, displayed as citations to aid you in printing the document.
- http://edyourself.org/articles/SENsurvey.php#useful http://edyourself.org/articles/SENsurvey.php
- on my blog http://edyourself.org/AEHEPnotesandactions24apr2015.docx
- New Form http://edyourself.org/articles/childbenefit.php#questions
- as recommended by the Education Committee http://edyourself.org/articles/edcomsupporthomeed.php#recommendations
- the issues for private candidates http://edyourself.org/articles/exams.php
- http://edyourself.org/articles/14-16collegeFAQ.php http://edyourself.org/articles/14-16collegeFAQ.php
- http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/All_Party_Parliamentary_Group_on_Home_Education http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/All_Party_Parliamentary_Group_on_Home_Education