Home Schooling

The Hon. PAUL GREEN: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Ageing, Minister for Disability Services, and Minister for the Illawarra, representing the Minister for Education. Under the heading “Investigating home schooling”, the New South Wales Ombudsman 2012-13 annual report made a recommendation requiring the Board of Studies to research the “academic attainment of home-schooled students compared to children who attend public or private schools”. What are the results of the commissioned research? Will the Minister table in this House the full and complete set of recommendations made by the Ombudsman to the Board of Studies?

The Hon. JOHN AJAKA: I note the member’s question and will refer it to the Minister for Education to obtain an answer.