EO Members may also want to participate in discussion with Members of the Government Policy Group in the Government Consultation Area of the EO Members Forum.
The Consultation encourages responses particulary from "home educators and local authorities" : there are more of us than them! We need to ensure that the overwhelming majority of responses are from our community, and that the many points, issues, questions and frustrations that we have all felt over the years are raised during this consultation on these guidelines. Leaving aside the thorny issue of whether or not Guidelines will be produced, effective, useable or make any positive contribution to LA/HE relationships in the future, this is still a chance to get our views known, and recorded, which is at least a step forward.
The first question is:
"Do you agree that it is helpful for the DfES to issue guidelines to local authorities? "
Fiona Nicholson, Chair of EO GPG
For and on behalf of
EO Government Policy Group
governmentpolicy@ education-otherwise .org