I have been home educating for over 5 years.
My 11yr old daughter de-registered from primary school at the end of Year 1. Recently, she won secondary school places at both a much sought-after grammar school and an acclaimed private school.
However, she has chosen to continue to home educate… and I am absolutely thrilled! Especially as she is already studying online iGCSE maths higher andiGCSE geography, with these exams planned for next summer at 12years old! She learns to her ability and according to her interests – I facilitate that learning with appropriate resources and opportunities.
My 7-yearold son has never been to school and is also thriving. He has a passion for Lego & making comic books.
Here are a couple of my favourite reassurances for home educating:
I do share a lot of resource recommendations on my social media pages:
Free support & information is available for home educators through closed/private Facebook groups. These closed groups are useful if you are planning on deregistering and home educating long-term:
HOME EDUCATION UK
HOME SCHOOLING UK
STRUCTURED/SEMI STRUCTURED HOME ED WORLDWIDE
HOME EDUCATION UK EXAMS & ALTERNATIVES
TWINKL HOME EDUCATORS
POPART HOME EDUCATION (Discount Group)
There are also many more local groups on Facebook, which can be found using the search and typing in “home schooling” or “home education” or “home ed” and then including your town/city/county.
However, if you would like more personalised advice, (and wish to save time putting in the research yourself), then I do offer telephone consultations, with follow-ups by e-mail.
Finally, true home educating is not like this “locked down enforced learning at home” in that we normally do a lot of our learning away from the home. We take advantage of minimal/no queues at museums, theatres and theme parks, as well as being able to take holidays whenever we feel. Home educating does not need to be 9am – 3pm Monday – Friday … we learn for a couple of hours every day, then spend much more of our time making memories.