Boys help with council’s online info

Three home educated sons of one of our trustees were invited by their local authority to visit its graphics department to help create and produce a home education resource webpage for their local council area. This turned out to be an interesting and fun experience. The boys enjoyed learning how individual computer screens could be […]

Home ed has changed too

By convener Ally MacDonald ‘Home educators aren’t affected by lockdown,’ and ‘you do this already, you’ll be fine.’ I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard these statements in the past few weeks. The answer is, as I explained on Radio Scotland last week, we are all in this together. Home education, as […]

HES presents at adoption conference

By vice-convener Mark Nixon In December 2019, Ally MacDonald (HES convener) and I attended Adoption UK in Scotland’s annual conference, which had the theme of ‘Thinking Differently About Education’. We were there at the invitation of AUK in Scotland to deliver a workshop for delegates – including adoption and fostering professionals, education professionals, and parents […]