Monthly Archives: May 2013

Essential Steps To Take for Homeschooling

If you’ve decided that homeschooling is the best fit for you and your child, it is surprisingly easy to develop a plan of action and follow through. Homeschooling is a legal right in the UK and in fact, it is … Continue reading

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My perfect teacher in ten traits

I think that most of us hold a particular teacher from our childhood in cherished memory; that special person who ignited fires of inspiration and instilled within us a thirst for learning. There are loads of good teachers out there, … Continue reading

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Tutors and children with special educational needs

Of course it would be ideal if your special needs child got all the teaching they needed at school, but it’s not always the case. Even if your child gets plenty of support and can manage to stay afloat in … Continue reading

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Thinking of Homeschooling? Ask Yourself These Five Questions First

If the thought of never having to make a 6am start, put up with a less than adequate education for your children or force them to learn things they hold no interest in sounds appealing, you may be considering home … Continue reading

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Who will really benefit from a new national association for private tutors?

As we reported earlier this week, a consultation is now underway which may lead to new rules providing a form of regulation for the private tutoring industry. Tutors will be expected, but not obliged, to abide by minimum qualification standards and … Continue reading

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Five ways that homeschool learning differs from learning at school

No set hours, no travelling to and from school, no endless hours of rote learning… are you and your child ready to take up the homeschooling challenge? If so, these are a few wonderful differences you can begin to enjoy … Continue reading

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Options to Formal Schooling: Homeschooling

Many parents feel that traditional schooling is simply not the right fit for their children or for their family as a whole. Whether rigid timetables, standardised curricula or social issues (such as bullying) are the cause of this dissatisfaction, parents … Continue reading

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Finally – a framework for professional regulation of private tutors?

To the sound of cheers from industry professionals, parents and teachers the Centre for Market Reform of Education (CRME) is launching a consultation on plans for a new national association for tutors in an effort to push forward with plans … Continue reading

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Chaos in the world of flexischooling

Between home education and full-time school is the world of flexischooling. This seemingly sensible compromise has been ideal for some families for numerous reasons, including a child with special needs or one recovering from illness. It means, in practice, some … Continue reading

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Parenting classes: where to go to find help

When it comes to parenting, we can sometimes feel at a loss as how to raise, discipline, feed and establish routines for our children, let alone cope with seemingly insurmountable obstacles like baby colic, tantrums and fighting. The good news … Continue reading

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