Home Education

Doc icon  Online learning

BBC Bitesize is is a free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework.      See: About us        Click icon to browse or get started.

The National academy supports teachers and parents with free resources and online lessons.       See About us.       Click icon for their special needs online lessons.       They also offer mainstream lessons.

There is also private online learning but it can be pricey.


What does home education mean?       Who is responsible for what?      For quick and clear answers about the UK see:  FAQ  on Home Education Special website.

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Taking over the responsibility can be an attractive option for some parents, but is it for you?

  • Click icon to read about parent’s experiences  from Net mums.       Also, a Net mums search on home schooling should get a good list of results.
  • The Family Education website offers guidance and some basic resources:   Pros       Cons        Guidance & resources        It is part of the  Family Education Network based in Boston, USA and linked to Pearson Education, Inc.

Doc icon  NAS guidance

The National autistic society has produced a guide to home educating your child.      It sets out reasons why people choose home education and what it involves.      Click icon to browse.

Also, a mother and writer shares her experience of home educating her autistic daughter and suggests what to consider before deciding to home educate.       See:  article.

Doc icon  Advisory service

The Home education advisory service offers advice and practical support.      See:  About

PricesPDF       See also:  NAS overview       Lincolnshire council also has a link.


The South Lincolnshire home education Facebook page is the point of contact for a local support group.       Click icon to view.       There is also a private Facebook group called Home Education Lincolnshire     

Doc icon  Formal guidance

Elective home education is the official name.       Click the icon on the left for the information and resources Lincolnshire County Council publishes.       It provides a series of pages which include the following web links:

  • The Before you begin page links to:  Protocol
  • The Teaching your child at home page links to:  Home Education Advisory Service      Some of their resources are free.
  • The Home education checks page links to home visit forms

The UK government also produces guidance about home education.      These set out a parents rights and responsibilities. 

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