Ministry of Elective Home Education

Aims to ministrate and service EHE in a positive, constructive, to the point, and fun way

Thursday, 25 February 2010

In National Theatres Now...

The Ministry of Elective Home Education is advising parental and psychological guidance for Scary Movie 6 - The Return of the Grave Robbers. This production, starring Edolf Balls and his lapdog The Bad Man, contains delusive language and paints highly distorted images. Any likeness to the truth is purely coincidental and a result of manipulative spin.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Home Education Saves Lives

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education knows for a fact that unregistered and government-free Autonomous Home Education saved at least one child's life. That should be enough reason to bring in legislation to protect this legal choice of education and to revoke powers of anybody who interferes with it.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Education as Usual

The Ministry of Elective Home Education is pleased to announce that all home educating families have remained open this winter and that heavy snowfall has not interrupted or disrupted normal learning. Many families were able to offer support and accommodation to stranded school children.

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Blue Moon

On this special New Year's Eve, with a rare full, eclipsed and blue moon in the sky, the Special Minister of Elective Home Education wishes everyone a New Year full of positive and powerful changes. And our resolution is that we will be the changes we want to see in this country, in this world.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

We wish you...

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education wishes everyone the same as ever: The freedom to be happy in your own preferred way, respecting everyone else's individual choice.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

CRB Checks for Roboliticians

The Ministry of Elective Home Education is proposing compulsory CRB (Certified Real Birth) checks for DCSF ministers and other officials, after worrying rumours that the Department may be infiltrated by an army of clones and droids, who are using reviews, reports and inquiries to cover up human rights and democracy. Subjects failing this CRB check will be deported back to their planet or lab of origin.

Monday, 7 December 2009

The Final Petition

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education petitions the people of the UK to petition the Prime Minister to petition the government not to use the number10 e-petition site as yet another place to publish their pre-fabricated propaganda.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Dirty Tricks

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education declares 'dirty tricks' to be the politically correct term for the government's tactics of harassing and vilifying home educators.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Evidently better than Badman!

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education wishes to draw the DCSF's attention to what a clearly written, well referenced and researched document looks like, and urges that they respond with as much clarity, care, intelligence and attention.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Recommended: Review of Ofsted

The Ministry of Elective Home Education's team of experts suggests that when OFSTED get over their obsession with TEACHING they might begin to find out how and why people LEARN. Until then they will continue to FAIL.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

What the Ministry wants for Christmas

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education will have the partridge from the pear tree for Christmas and Freedom of Education twelve days later.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Diverse but Powerful

The Special Minister's Sunday reflections on diversity amongst home educators: Snowflakes are diverse. Each and every one of them is a unique crystal. Soft and beautiful. But driven together in a fierce storm they take your breath away and leave you powerless.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Knight in Shining Armour

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education nominates Graham Stuart as a Special Junior Minister for his excellent inside knowledge of the People's Front of Home Education

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Muppets!

Recommendation / declaration / petition (use as suits your conviction) by the Special Minister of Home Education: Meep Badman, Balls and the rest of them!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

DCSF Abuse Alert!

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education will be informing the NSPCA of suspicions that Big Brother DCSF might be using ducks as a cover for spying on families and children, feeding Partridges rubbish, and forcing rats into domestication.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Leave them alone!

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education opposes the proposal that all iguana's are to be CRB checked and Ofsted inspected.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

From one minister to another: NO!

SAY NO - BELIEVE NO - DO NO

Monday, 9 November 2009

We Don't Need No Fabian Wall

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Special Minister of Elective Home Education wants to bring home the troops to knock down the Fabian Wall, get rid of the Voice Snatchers and resurrect our democracy.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Naughty step for Ofsted!

State Governess Ofsted suggests that not only every home educating parent, but also every other adult involved in the child's education needs to be CRB checked before the license is granted. The Special Minister of Elective Home Education points out that, as the whole world and its population is effectively the home educated child's classroom, that might ever so slightly exceed the budget mentioned by Education Minister Diana Johnson.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Crystal Balls for Badman

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education has heard rumours that Nektus and the NHS have been working together on supplying policy-based evidence making experts like Graham Badman, with crystal Balls to distance diagnose M√ľnchausen syndrome by proxy and other medical conditions needed to silence vociferous minorities.

Monday, 2 November 2009

YES sometimes equals NO

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education introduces Real Life Maths:
(YES to freedom in education) equals (NO to Ed Fabian Balls' DCSF)

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Badman, the surviving messenger

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education has come to the conclusion that Graham Badman probably saved his life by publishing his non-evidence based Report, as scientific experience seems to indicate that if government doesn't like the message from its advisors, it shoots the messenger.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Last Call for Democracy

Do you want to light a candle for democracy in your western window next Halloween? Harriet Harman snubbed Graham Stuart's request for a parliamentary debate on home education. The Special Minister of Elective Home Education calls upon the 5000+ people who responded to the consultation, to add their annotation (CLICK HERE and hide video) and demand their democratic right to be heard.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Invasion of the Voice Snatchers

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education recommends that all children beware of the Voice Snatcher after worrying rumours that Maggie Atkinson wants to be the voice for children. As she has already shown her reluctance to be held accountable the Special Minister is concerned that the newly appointed Children's Commissioner will change the children's voices to please Mr Balls' ears.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Play Balls or Play your Trump Card

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education calls on all bubble blowers, mass lobbyists, not-back-to-school picnickers, respondants to reviews and consultations, extremely domestics, elective home educators and other people who feel the need to uphold democracy, to gather at Scotland Yard and demand to have our picture taken for the police spotter cards. And, to be non-discriminatory, we can then take theirs for our own Top Trumps pack.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

The Show Goes On

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education announces the arrival of a new star in Ed Balls' puppet theatre: Maggie Atkinson.
Maggie's ability to repeat spin and spout lies has secured her the post of England's Commissioner for (a select number of) Children and given Ed Balls the opportunity to once again show his contempt for democracy.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Can you believe it?

The Special Minister of Elective Home Education would like to know why Peter Travis is concerned about people home educating for religious reasons, when Graham Badman himself in his Report declared his beliefs no less than 16 times, and his Recommendations are clearly an attempt to inculcate home educated children with his religiously held views.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The truth behind Truancy

In response to the highest truancy level ever the Special Minister of Elective Home Education states that "missing school for a good reason - lack of suitable education - is totally acceptable" and "the best education to succeed in life takes place outside the classroom, in real life".

Ed Balls and Democracy

It took the Special Minister of Elective Home Education ages to think of a - grammatically - positive statement with the words "Ed Balls" and "democracy" in it, and this is it.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

24 hours and adding up...

With the Consultation deadline in 24 hours (Monday 19 October 23.45hrs) the Special Minister of Elective Home Education sits back to reflect on the more than 3750 responses that have already gone in and wonders what more it will take...

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