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The Department for Education plans to draft and consult on revised guidance documents on elective home education for local authorities and parents, according to academies minister Lord Theodore Agnew.

Professor John Preston envisages a future in which ‘augmented education professionals’ use machines to do their jobs, but warned delegates at the biennial meeting of the Education and Children’s Services group that a renewed focus on competence would eliminate humans and humanity from the learning process.