2. Do you agree that a register should be kept?
Agree. We are aware that this feels draconian to some[most] home educators but good
home education should have no fear. [here her ignorance shines through. Already we know there is plenty for ‘good home educators’ to fear-not least the blatant anti-religious stand taken by this Government and those who snuggle up with it.We have also been made aware that ‘good home educators who us an autonomous approach have a great deal to fear. And that is just the beginning.]It is a necessary step in the protection of children and their right to education.[in what way?}
3. Do you agree with the information to be provided for registration?
Agree.[Weird because the confusion of the select committee meeting suggests no one knows what information is to be provided. I take it she agrees with whatever Badman and Balls say whenever they say it]However, most parents will need considerable guidance on how to describetheir approach to education. LAs will need to exercise discretion in this area:understanding that parents are (mostly) not professional educators and are not familiar with educational language that schools take for granted, [ So Ms Stannard envisions documents of Edu-speak filled with meaningless jargon. Well I wont be doing that for a start] while continuing to ensure that children’s rights to an efficient and suitable education are met. [That, Ms Stannard if you know Catholic teaching and the law of the land is the PARENTs job] A further factor is the dissatisfaction and lack of trust that home educating parents may be feeling towards LAs ie part of their reason for home education,[ you don’t say] so Guidance might best come from another source other than LAs. [Interesting eh? Does she envision the CES having a role in dictating to Catholic families? She can’t have much idea how much the average Catholic wouldn’t trust the CES as far as we could chuck a pascal candlestick].
more to come.