Labour plans for parents to register home-schooled kids by law in bid to tackle absence crisis

Education / Tue 9th Jan 2024 at 09:35am

HOME-schooled children would have to be registered by law under plans by Labour to curb persistent absence rates reports the Mirror.

Shadow Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson will unveil the proposals in a major speech today as part of a school attendance crackdown. Long term absence rates shot up after the pandemic and heads are struggling to get children back into class following the long Covid lockdowns.

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3 Comments for Labour plans for parents to register home-schooled kids by law in bid to tackle absence crisis:

Matthew Gillman
2024-01-09 19:38:52

Home schooling is completely different to pupils not turning up to school if they are supposed to be there!

Guy Flegman
2024-01-10 08:41:54

It’s funny that over time the change from education to indoctrination by the state schools has fuelled home schooling and the state still does not understand this. It’s also about time that the state stopped using the stick to control the population as this just creates resentment and division, and we already have too much of that in our society.

2024-01-10 23:44:02

Schools have completely lost their way. They are more set on silly little rules by which students must behave, no coats inside schools, uniform a certain way, no ties too short, no understanding of what it is like to be a normal, healthy child finding their way. Kids are not robots and are punished quite severely for being human. To be honestly, if I had a kid of school age now, I would probably pull them out.

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