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Western Telegraph – 2 July

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“Non-judgemental engagement with families is providing better support for home educated children in Pembrokeshire as numbers continue to rise” ran the headlines in the Western Telegraph on 2 July, in a report of Pembrokeshire County Council’s Schools and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting on 30 June. [video] It seems… Read More »Western Telegraph – 2 July

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