Once again I am fully in support of Lord Soley’s comments. I am impressed by the vigorous way in which the lobby for unregulated home education responded to this blog, but I remain concerned. If home education is as good as is claimed, then there is nothing to fear from some inspection. If a child is frightened when a stranger comes into the home, the child needs help, not continued protection from seeing any strangers. Other European countries seem to be running a lightly regulated system of home education and the UK is somewhat out of step. There should be information on (a) the numbers and results of home schooled children taking science A-levels, and (b) their entry to the top universities. There should be some safeguard against home educated Muslim girls, or any others, not receiving the equality of opportunity that would be offered at school, or should be; and reassurance that children who are not English speakers are learning the language. The whole of society has an interest in how each child is educated.