Home Education

Inspiration

This outnumbered mamma is a homeschooling mum’s web site from the USA.                  Her inspiration page offers tips in a pleasant style with the human touch.

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Home tuitionWhat does home education mean?            Who is responsible for what?
See:  Home education FAQ  for quick and clear answers.
See also SEN about part time college for home educated pupils aged 14-16.

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

She Knows  website has a more brief, easy reading version:
Pros              Cons

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.

Good Schools Guide logoClick icon for the Good School Guide page for home schooling:

It is a UK site and offers guidance and links to relevant sites, including courses available – under the Curriculum heading.
It introduces options under  Alternative Schooling  in addition to home schooling.

To read about a parent’s experience  click icon:   Netmums logo                  A net mums search on home schooling should get a good list of
results.

Links to browse

  • Tips – A fairly common sense checklist if you are an autism parent.                      See also: ideas.
  • Blogs – You might cast your eye over this list of blogs to see if there is anything that looks interesting
  • ELL – Addressing special educational needs where English is a second language for pupils

Networking

  • Home Education Network points visitors to resources in their part of the UK.
    For the East Midlands see:   Home         Local Groups                    Notice the tabs along the top:  Home, Advice, Local Groups, Useful Links.
    For Lincolnshire try Home Ed Lincs group.                      For the UK see Index and choose your region of the country.
  • Education Otherwise is another source of information in the UK.
    For the Lincolnshire see:   Local Groups               Homeschool Lincolnshire
    For other counties and regions see sidebar to navigate site.

Local Authority

Doc iconElective home education is the official name.        They describe it as, “The education of your children in and around the home by yourself or by others you appoint“.            Click the icon on the left for the information and resources they offer.             Here are some of their guides for parents: 

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