Home schooling consultative group meeting
Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 2.00 pm
BOSTES Boardroom, Level 7 117 Clarence Street, Sydney
- Terms of Reference
- Provisions relating to members and procedures of the Home Schooling Consultative Group (paper attached)
- Issues for discussion in 2016
- Research paper into academic outcomes of home schooling (paper attached)
- Schedule of 2016 meetings
- General business
- David Murphy (Chair)
- David Roy
- Don Carter
- Paul Lennox
- Gabrielle Oslington
- Chris Krogh
- Carmen Smith
- Emma Vieira
- Michael Wheeler
- Bronwyn Hession
- Mark McCrossin
Present: David Murphy (Chair), Carmen Smith, Emma Vieira, Michael Wheeler, Chris Krogh, David Roy, Don Carter, Paul Lennox, Gabrielle Oslington
In Attendance: Bronwyn Hession, Mark McCrossin
Welcome and introductions
Terms of Reference
Provisions relating to members and procedures of the Home Schooling Consultative Group
The Code of Ethics and Conduct for BOSTES Employees document was distributed to members.
Issues for discussion in 2016
It was agreed that initial priorities of the work of the HSCG would be those recommendations from the Inquiry which were endorsed by the NSW Government. Subsequent to this, issues raised in the other recommendations may be explored if time and resources permit.
Other matters raised in the discussion included:
The BOSTES will draft a communication/collaboration strategy for HSCG members, including contact email addresses.
The BOSTES will prepare a proposed 2016 work program for consideration of the HSCG at its next meeting.
Research paper into academic outcomes of home schooling
The BOSTES intends to conduct further research into home schooling and will seek the advice of the HSCG in the framing and outsourcing this work, including identifying ways of engaging the broader home schooling community.
The BOSTES will present aggregated home schooling profile data at the next meeting of the HSCG.
Members were invited to put forward suggestions for research proposals relevant to the HSCG’s terms of reference.
Schedule of 2016 meetings
The BOSTES will confirm 2016 meeting dates with members.
The BOSTES will facilitate the exchange of contact details of HSCG members as confirmed with individual members.
Next meeting of the HSCG is Friday 8 April 2016