HoK briefed on new Education Bill

Proposals on home education

Members of the House of Keys will be briefed today (Wed 6 Sept) on the new Education Bill.

It is due out for consultation in the next six to eight months.

One proposal will be that those who choose to educate their children at home should provide an annual report, to show their children are receiving a full time education that is suitable for their age and ability.

There are currently 57 Manx children of primary and secondary school age being home-educated.

Alison Pruess of the Home Education Forum in Scotland, says in the UK, final responsibility for education lies with parents.

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