‘Rise in home education should be a wake-up call’

Lack of support for ASN in schools is forcing families to take their children out of the classroom, says Alison Preuss, of the Scottish Home Education Forum

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Home education is a little-known quantity for most people in Scotland. Even at specialist education conferences, it is rarely referred to, and then only in passing. And yet it is a path taken by thousands of families in Scotland – and it seems that their numbers are growing rapidly.

Alison Preuss (pictured, below right) has for many years been at the forefront of Scotland’s home-education movement, and was struck by the feedback from this community in a new survey. In the past, the prominent factors that persuaded families to choose home education would have included a philosophical objection ...

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