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Revision of the 2013 Registration for Home Schooling in NSW Information Package

On 5 December 2014 the final report of the Legislative Council Inquiry into home schooling in New South Wales was tabled in Parliament.

The NSW Government’s response was published on 13 July 2015.

The Government supported a number of recommendations made in the report including:

That the (then) Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards undertake a review of the Registration for Home Schooling in NSW – Information Package, in consultation with the key stakeholders, with this review to be finalised by the end of 2016.

At the Home Schooling Consultative Group (HSCG) Meeting on 8 April 2016, a consultation process and schedule for revising the 2013 Registration for Home Schooling in NSW – Information Package (‘IP’) was endorsed. The schedule was revised in September 2016 and endorsed by the HSCG, out of session, in order to accommodate the additional meeting requested by the HSCG to consider the draft Writing Brief. The revised schedule is as follows:

Consultation Process and Schedule:

Phase 1

Review of the current IP 
8 April – 3 June 2016

  • HSCG meeting 8 April 2016
  • Online survey
  • 15 state-wide consultation meetings with stakeholders

Phase 2

Draft Writing Brief developed for revised IP
6 June – 30 September 2016

  • Developed based on feedback from Phase 1
  • Identifies key directions for development of draft revised IP
  • HSCG meeting 1 July 2016
  • Additional HSCG meeting 14 October 2016 to review the draft Writing Brief prior to publication on the BOSTES website

Phase 3

Writing of draft revised IP
17 October – 31 December 2016

  • Revised IP to be drafted based on Phase 1 feedback, HSCG feedback from the additional meeting on 14 October 2016 and the Writing Brief
  • HSCG meeting 24 November 2016

Phase 4

Consultation on draft IP 
20 February – 30 March 2017

Phase 5

Finalisation of IP
April – May 2017

  • Finalise the Guidelines based on feedback from consultation on draft IP
  • Publish revised IP May 2017
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