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Leading provider of private tutors supports government call for a review of unregistered home schooling in the UK

Tutors International has voiced its support for Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan’s call for a review of unregistered schools.

Tutors International, the leading provider of full-time private tutors, voiced its support following an order by Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, in December [1] for a review of unregistered schools, amid radicalisation fears.

The Government estimates that between 20,000 and 50,000 children in the UK receive their education outside of a traditional classroom, however, it is currently unable to pinpoint an exact figure. Parents in the UK are not, currently, obliged to inform their local authority that their children are being home schooled. Tutors International has stressed in the past the importance of registering home schooled students, in order to ensure that their human rights are being met and that they receive a balanced curriculum.

Adam Caller, who founded of Tutors International in 1999, said of the renewed call: “Under the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human rights, everyone is entitled to an education. The system in the UK is highly flexible, which is of great benefit to students with needs and circumstances that the traditional school system cannot accommodate, but also means that there is no requirement for parents to inform the government as to what curriculum their children are being taught. Whether parents make the decision to home school for religious or philosophical reasons, every child has the right to receive a balanced and inclusive curriculum.”

This renewed scrutiny on unregistered schools emerged after it was revealed that some were promoting extremist ideologies and this concern is now being extended to include home-schooled children and their parents. Tutors International has a long history of placing exceptional private tutors with home schooled children in a variety of circumstances and has seen superb results.

Mr Caller is keen to reassure any parents feeling threatened by new registration proposals, and added: “It’s understandable that parents are wary, but no proposed registration process is going to force families to have their child sit exams or dictate how curriculum is delivered. The main concern here is that students are receiving a well-rounded view of the world in which they live. There needs to be a consultation process between local authorities and parents as to what core education every child should receive. Tutors International is looking into ways to make qualified tutors available to families who may need support and guidance in meeting any new registration requirements, including additional support for students with dyslexia, ADHD and other specific educational needs.”

For more information on Tutors International and the services it offers for homeschooling families, visit


[1] Nicky Morgan orders review on home schooling amid fears of children having minds ‘poisoned’ by radicalised parents Tom McTague. The Independent. December 2015.

About Tutors International

Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities. Tutors are available for full-time tutoring positions, for major support and tutoring outside school hours, or for home-schooling. Tutors International provide provide a bespoke service to find the right tutor that suits the child’s needs and aspirations, and if a live-in tutor is required, it is essential that the assigned tutor is the right match for the family and fits in the environment.

Tutors International was founded by Adam Caller who has tutored students of all ages. He has received specialist training in dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and is very sensitive to children’s educational difficulties. He has now turned this expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families.

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