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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 – on home education. There was a great deal of interest in home education among the delegates, many of whom admitted that they knew very little about its practice or the law around home education in Scotland. Many told us that they see home education as a viable option for their children or the children that they work with but wouldn’t even know where to start or how to advise adopting or fostering parents.It is…
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Home educating in lockdown

Mark Nixon home educating his daughter. Vice-convener Mark Nixon gave his views to the Courier newspaper on how parents can cope with educating their children at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the story here.
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