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Notes from home education workshops Cardiff, Llandudno and Powys, Oct 2012

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FionaJNicholson Mon 22-Oct-12 09:52:30

Please share freely, thanks

A workshop organised by home educators to discuss the Welsh Government proposals for changing the law on home education was held in Wrexham on September 14th.

Click here edyourself.org/articles/wrexhamworkshop.php to read my notes from the Wrexham workshop, covering bullet point list of what the Government is proposing; the timescale for the proposals; what can be done and; summary of points raised at the September workshop

3 further workshops organised by home educators were held in October:

Home Education Workshop Cardiff, Monday October 8th
Home Education Workshop Llandudno, Tuesday October 16th
Home Education Workshop, Llandrinod Wells, Powys, October 17th

Please get in touch using the contact form edyourself.org/contact if you would like to discuss additional workshops

I have put up some notes and links from the October workshops here
edyourself.org/articles/welshhomeedworkshopnotes.php

Headings:

Introduction
Welsh Government Consultation Events
Dialogue with Assembly Members
Possible Questions for Minister
Welsh Government Children and Young People Committee
Answering the Consultation
Different Version of Paperwork for Children

morethanpotatoprints Mon 22-Oct-12 13:41:07

Thank you very much for this Fiona. I know many of us aren't in Wales but I know that England and Scotland could follow this model. As I am new to H.ed its difficult to see the impact on these propositions but a small point that screamed out at me was the "balanced education", not favouring one suject above others .
This seems wrong imo, because as long as your dc are covering important subjects what does it matter. Also schools do this as they spend more time on Literacy and Numeracy than they do on History or Geography, and Languages are far less.
My dd wouldn't be happy if they restricted her 3+ hours a day music activities sad

FionaJNicholson Mon 22-Oct-12 21:42:57

Yes, I just think it's wrong. You might need to be immersed in something for a while. Even for a long while.

FionaJNicholson Tue 23-Oct-12 07:32:48

More feedback from the Powys consultation event here
www.educationotherwise.net/attachments/article/334/WAG%20YP%20Workshop%20Reports%20Powys.doc

There's still time to let the organisers know if you are able to attend the Cardiff or Conwy events

edyourself.org/articles/welshhomeedworkshopnotes.php#welshconev

Email wellbeingshare@wales.gsi.gov.uk You need only give first names without any further identifying details.

One home educating parent reported from the Powys event that "anonymity is not a problem" and "no one has to give their names or any details."

wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/allsectorpolicies/ourevents/homeeducationevent/?lang=en

*Friday 26 October 2012 10:30-12.30 All Nations Centre, Cardiff
Tuesday 30 October 2012 10:30-12.30 Conwy Business Centre, Conwy*

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