Kelly's blog, in case you haven't discovered it before, is here:
She is talking about notification which is a scary concept for me, and I wondered why. Then I thought if I am a sovereign being why do I have to notify anyone when I make a move?
It's simple. If I and I alone am in control of my child's education, why do I have to allow a school to let the local authority know that I am removing my child from their register?
Doesn't letting the LA know imply that the LA is in charge of my child's education?
Yet the law makes clear that it is me who will be sued if my child believes she has not been offered an adequate education for her needs. So what has the LA to do with my child's education?
If we visit a doctor, that doctor may prescribe and advise, but that doctor is not in charge of my child's health. I am. I can choose to procure the prescription for my child and listen to his advice, then again I could leave that doctor's list to find someone else. Or I can opt to employ a homeopath to help with a health problem. I could do many different things to ensure that my child becomes and stays healthy.
That an LA can look into the provision of education, and has the power to deny me the right to home educate seems, to me, to make a mockery of the fact that I am controller of my child's education.
Completely contradictory, isn't it?