Education Select Committee

Education Committee Inquiry into Home Education

In October 2020 the NNPCF started collecting evidence to submit to the Education Committee for their inquiry into Elective Home Education. The inquiry will seek to understand the extent to which current arrangements provide sufficient support for home educated children to access efficient, full-time and suitable education, and establish what further measures may be necessary in order to facilitate this.

To view the NNPCF’s submission, it has been published on the committee’s website

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Education Select Committee publishes its report into SEND

The Education Select Committee has published its long-awaited report into SEND. The NNPCF steering group met this morning and reviewed the key messages. You can find the report here

We are pleased to see that the report reflects many of the key themes that we have heard from our membership and we raised to the committee in our written and oral evidence. You can see the evidence that we gave here, – Education Committee,

and further written evidence below.

We highlighted and called for:

· Adequate funding for SEND services

· Greater accountability across the system

· Low prioritisation of SEND across Health and Social Care

· Incentives across the system are not aligned to be inclusive

· A greater voice for families

We are pleased all of these themes are reflected in the report and parent carer forums and individual stories are referenced in the report.

Going forward, we will continue to represent the views of our membership through the work being done in the SEND review. We are also working with the Department for Education to ensure that parent carer forums have input into the work of the review team. We will keep you updated.