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We’re not anti-school, but here are 15 reservations we have about it!

There’s a common assumption that if you’re a home educator you’re bound to be anti-school. That’s not the case. Most home educators appreciate that schools work very well for most families. And their decision to home educate is not a … Continue reading

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A different perspective on learning – insights from a Home Educator

The educational views of families who’ve been home educating for a long time really challenge our traditional assumptions about education. One parent has been doing so for twenty five years and I had the opportunity to ask her about it. … Continue reading

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How can children learn autonomously?

Many parents who home school use an autonomous approach to their children’s learning. It can be quite hard to understand how this could possibly work if you’re used to school, where children have no choice in the activities set to … Continue reading

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Understanding home education and how it works

Another increasingly popular alternative to mainstream schooling is home education or home schooling. This is when parents exercise their legal right to educate their children at home. The term ‘home’ educating tends to give an inaccurate impression because most parents … Continue reading

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Why Home-School? 5 reasons parents educate out of school.

School is fine when it’s working. Not so great when it isn’t. And it was during the long summer holiday, when we noticed such a difference in our children’s behaviour, we began to suspect it wasn’t working for ours that … Continue reading

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Back to school? Not necessarily: 8 FAQs about home schooling

It’s the time of year when kids go back to school and some parents sigh with relief. Others dread it and wonder whether home schooling might be a better choice. But what exactly is home schooling? It’s an approach towards … Continue reading

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Thinking of Home Schooling? Consider the Pros and Cons

There are many roads that lead a parent to consider homeschooling and each reason is as unique as a child. It is not a decision taken lightly and this blog considers the pros and cons of home schooling. On chatting … Continue reading

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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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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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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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