Numbers and Reasons: That is, the rise in the numbers of parents deciding to electively home educate (EHE) and the reasons why they do so.
The term spike has often been used to describe the growth of home education. Over the last couple of years I’ve been approached by the media to discuss the recent ‘spike’ in the number of home-educated children. Politicians likewise use the word ‘spike’ to describe the rise in home education, for example at a recent meeting in the House of Lords, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson opened the discussion by talking about ‘the spike’ in numbers of home educators.
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