No? Well I think our chances of survival on the Titanic might well be higher than at the hands of the newly-revealed Home Education Review panel.
Rather weighted towards Childrens Services and Ofsted it would seem and not looking at all favourable for us home educators. Strange how a review panel on home education managed to have no-one from the home education community on it...
Ok, so even the optimistic part of me is thinking now that we're b******d.
Expert Group Reps
Early Years, home learning environment, child development:Professor Ted Melhuish, Birkbeck, University of London
Education / curriculum: Mick Waters – Director of Curriculum, QCA
Child protection / 3rd Sector:Delroy Pommell, Director, London and the South East, Barnardos
Safeguarding: Steve Hart, (HMI, Ofsted)
SEN: Jean Humphreys (HMI, Ofsted)
3rd Sector: Paul Ennals – Chief Executive, NCB
ICT / future technologies:Professor Steve Heppell, Trustee of NotSchool.net
Children’s rights:Sue Berelowitz, Chief Executive, 11 Million
Safeguarding: Professor June Statham, Institute of Education
Education:Professor James Conroy, Dean of Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow
SEN: Beth Reid, National Autistic Society