There are currently two consultations running in England which are relevant to home education.
The first, the Integrated Communities Strategy green paper, was published on 14 March 2018 and responses have to be submitted by 11:45pm on 5 June 2018.
Secondly, there is the Home Education – Call for Evidence and revised DfE guidance consultation, launched on 10 April 2018 and closing on 2 July 2018.
It is important that as many as possible in the home education community respond to both these, and the HE Byte team wishes to provide them with as much practical help as we can. This page acts as a catalogue of comments we have written to that end. Before responding to either, we would encourage you to read our <Responding to Consultations> page which provides general guidelines on doing so.
This comment emphasises why both are important: <English Consultations Update> (24 Apr)
Integrated Communities Strategy green paper
Closing date: 5 June 2018
Our initial comment: Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper & EHE (Byte, 14 Mar)
Integrated Communities Strategy – Making Your Response (Byte, 18 May)
Integrated Communities Strategy – Green Paper: Question 7 (Page, 18 May)
Integrated Communities Strategy – Green Paper: Question 8 (Page, 18 May)
Home Education – Call for Evidence and revised DfE guidance
Closing date: 2 July 2018
Our initial comment: Home Education Consultation and Call for Evidence Launched! ( Byte,11 Apr)
Consultations Questions collated into a table (PDF).
The question numbering in the Call for Evidence document and the on-line response form are different. This table provides the text of all questions, including those on both sets of draft guidance which are not included in the main document, and lists both sets of question numbers alongside each question.
More to follow.