Speaking Up for Home Education
As WA’s peak body for home education, HEWA has always gone to bat for the rights of home educators. We’re not ones to toot our own horn but many of the freedoms and rights that home educators in WA enjoy have come about due to our tireless advocacy.
Often changes to home education policy happen quietly. The last time the Home Education Policy was changed, clarification was needed on certain points. HEWA engaged the services of a lawyer to establish what the requirements were in plain language for the benefit of the whole home education community.
HEWA meets regularly with the Education Department and the Commissioner for Children & Young People to ensure that the needs of home-educating families are recognised.
At the height of the Covid upheaval in 2020, the pervading opinion was that home educating families were not being adversely affected. We conducted an extensive survey to assess and evidence the impact of Covid on our community. Unsurprisingly, the opposite was found to be the case. This information was made available to the Education Department, Commissioner, moderators and other key organisations.
These and many other examples demonstrate HEWA’s ongoing commitment to the rights and welfare of the home educating community.
Advice on the use of Moderator Templates
Recently, a number of home-educating families expressed concern that moderators were saying they were required to complete the moderator report template prior to their moderator
SCSA (School Curriculum & Standards Authority) has developed new curriculum support materials which home educators can access to further enhance the learning opportunities for our
Report Impact of COVID-19 on Home Education May 2020
In April 2020, HEWA developed a survey to ascertain the impact of COVID-19 on WA’s currently home-educating families. Specifically, we wanted to find out: How
WA Department of Education Consultation, 2019
The Department of Education has recently begun their standard 5-year review of the Home Education Policy. The Home Education Policy includes background information and the
HEWA Meets with South Metro Regional Education Office
An important part of HEWA’s role is to liaise with the Department of Education on behalf of home educators. This includes attending meetings with regional