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Scottish Consultations

Home education guidance: consultation

On 23 March 2022, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, published a consultation which “seeks views on the proposed updates to the home education guidance. The guidance sets out the roles and responsibilities of local authorities and parents in relation to home education.” The new documentation is intended to supersede the existing guidance, published in 2007. Written responses to the consultation need to be submitted by 13 July.

Update 6 July: We have been informed by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate that the deadline for this consultation has been extended from 13 July to 31 August 2022. Th the On-line Response Form has been updated and shows the new closing date.

Official webpage

On-line Response Form

Supporting documents

The latter is required only if responding by email.

Bytes commenting on this consultation:

Scotland Opts for Non-statutory Trusting Relationship with Home Educators (7 April)

Previous Bytes commenting on the run up to this consultation:

Revised EHE Guidance Proposed for Scotland (26 July 2019)

Constructive Engagement with Scottish Government (18 Sep 2019)