§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to allow parents who opt to educate their children at home to access Government-sponsored National Curriculum Materials. 
§ Stephen Twigg
Home educating parents are not required to teach the National Curriculum but the Government recognises their right and supports them in this matter.
The recent developments of the Department's website allow all children, those attending schools as well as those educated at home, to access:The National Curriculum, which sets out the knowledge, skills, understanding and breadth of study for each subject, at each key stage;The Schemes of Work and programmes of study, which are designed to help teachers plan lessons and are published by the QCA;A series of Parent Topic guides which link to aspects of the National Curriculum.
The Department has compiled a fact sheet regarding home education which is available to parents and local education authorities on request and can be downloaded from the Department's web site at: www.dfes.gov.uk/parents/learning/home Documents are also available by telephoning our Department stationery office at Prolog on 0845 602 2260.