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Children And Young People On The Margins

Senedd Committee groups “children not enrolled in mainstream education” with others deemed to be “on the margins”

Post publication update: Following the raising of concerns by HE families about the wording of this call for evidence, on 6 March, the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee emailed the team behind the Facebook group, Home Ed Cymru, to explain “that home educated children are not,… Read More »Senedd Committee groups “children not enrolled in mainstream education” with others deemed to be “on the margins”

Two Senedd committees inundated with correspondence from home educators – June 2023

When the Senedd’s Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee met on Monday 12 June, correspondence they had received from home educators about the Welsh Government’s Guidance on Elective Home Education featured as a separate item to note on their agenda. Chair Huw Irranca-Davies introduced agenda item 5 during the public session,… Read More »Two Senedd committees inundated with correspondence from home educators – June 2023

Welsh Government response to CYPEC report on Pupil Absence

Last year the Children Young People & Education Committee [CYPEC] held a short inquiry on pupil absence from schools. One of the Terms of Reference asked whether absenteeism had resulted in a higher level of pupil de-registration and any cross-over with elective home education. The Inquiry’s findings were written up… Read More »Welsh Government response to CYPEC report on Pupil Absence

Education Minister speaks of ways of encouraging recently deregistered children back into school

As stated in a recent news post, the Senedd Children, Young People & Education Committee is currently holding “a short focused enquiry on pupil attendance,”. Witness sessions are being incorporated into their regular meetings. Most of the inquiry’s Terms of Reference seek to understand more about persistent absence from school,… Read More »Education Minister speaks of ways of encouraging recently deregistered children back into school

Children, Young People & Education Committee – 23 June 2022

The Senedd Children, Young People & Education Committee is currently holding “a short focused inquiry on pupil attendance.” Witness sessions are incorporated into their regular meetings. The majority of the inquiry’s Terms of Reference seek to understand more about persistent absence, along with strategies for encouraging pupils back into regular… Read More »Children, Young People & Education Committee – 23 June 2022

Children, Young People and Education Committee – 16 June 2022

Further myths regarding home education have been perpetuated in Senedd, with the new Children’s Commissioner expressing “concern” regarding the lack of regulation and oversight of home education, whilst paradoxically highlighting a State school system where around a third of children are considered to “fail”, and emphasising that approaches in education… Read More »Children, Young People and Education Committee – 16 June 2022