• Advice from Home Educators

    "HE is all about the family playing the central role. That's hard to focus on sometimes when we have so many demands on our time and energy. Relaxing and doing a few focussed, interesting activities is better than trying to have the social life of a school environment. Many of our best HE friends live a long way from us and we certainly don't socialise from 9-3 every day and that's ok."

    Kathryn

    Tips from us

    Read our FAQ and the legal stuff. Knowing your rights is VERY important.

Liz Jenkins

Liz Jenkins

I’m Liz, and I home educate my two children who have never been to school.  Though I lizwas good

at school and excelled, school did not offer the freedom to cater for my interests or abilities.

After stopping work to become a stay-at-home mum, I read about HE on a parenting forum and

decided to look deeper into it.  Home Education is the perfect way to tailor education to the

individual’s needs.

I got involved in the website because I can see the real need for it, especially as I am one of the

parents who did not want to pay to become a member of an organisation!  There is a need to dispel

the multiple myths about home education, and to make every parent aware that it is a legal option

if they do want to choose it.

Not only that, I think there are three dangerous lies about education that seem to be automatically be accepted as correct:

  1. Learning only happens in school
  2. Learning stops at age 18
  3. Learning is difficult

All three of these are WRONG and need to be challenged at every turn.  School is the best place for some students, and some students do great at school – I was one of them!  However, that alone is not enough for school to be accepted as the only place for children to learn after the age of 5.

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