Welcome to Educational Freedom

THE place for all things Home Education.

We are a non-profit organisation. Our primary purpose is ensuring all Home Educators have access to FREE information and support.

Here’s a sneak peak at our FB page feed where we share factual info as well as fun memes. Drop us a like and a follow.
The page is public, but to chat to other Home Educators you could join our private group.
Educational Freedom - UK Home Education info and support.
Educational Freedom - UK Home Education info and support.3 days ago
Some clarity for those who aren’t sure. This is our PUBLIC page, you can share our posts and unfortunately your posts to the community wall often go unseen or annoyingly seen by those who are not home educating.
If you wish to get info about home ed visit our website.
If you want support from home educators then join our group, where your posts are only seen by members.
Educational Freedom - UK Home Education info and support.
Educational Freedom - UK Home Education info and support.4 days ago
As the home educating parent you are responsible for the suitability of the educational provision.

That applies if you teach your child yourself, if your child self educates, or you employ a tutor, use an online course/site or a fully paid for full time online school.

You have to ensure what your child is learning is appropriate, that the education is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and SEN. This posts discusses formal education leading to GCSEs (there are lots of other methods of home education).

You have to ensure that your child is safe (ie the tutor is a safe person/DBS checked).
Ensure any course covers the correct syllabus (every exam board is different), that there are no surprises (some course claim to be an all inclusive offer for a gcse when they don’t actually provide access to the exam, many finding they can’t sit the exam they just studied for).

That the content of the course/tutor led sessions best prepares them for exams, ie are they seeing and doing past exam papers?

It’s vital you also assess regularly whether the outsourcing is appropriate to your child’s learning style. Styles change, so it’s important to regularly assess.

You need to ask lots of questions of any outsourced provider, you need to monitor what is happening.

Many courses and tutors do not provide for IGCSE content, and as these are most commonly taken by home educated students it’s important to check.

If your child is failed it is your responsibility.

This may seem harsh, but at the end of the day you are ultimately responsible for your child’s education if you choose to home educate.

Outsourcing can be beneficial to those to who it is suitable, just make sure you remain responsible for the suitability.

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Home Education

Where to start

Making the decision to Home Educate can be daunting. But be assured that there is plenty of support out there! There are lots of families that have been in your situation, and we have supported tens of thousands of them.

Read through our website to learn all about what Home Education can look like, how to deregister, how to communicate with your Local Authority, lots of helpful tips and ideas, and much more.

“… Without Educational Freedom I would never have had the confidence to deregister my child, their Facebook group is amazing!…”

Educational Freedom

How are we different?

Experienced

We have many decades of hands on Home Education experience between us and many years as a professional support service.
Our team is made up of people from all walks of life, and all styles of Home Education.

Free

We never have, nor will we ever, charge a fee to access our website, personal support or anything else.
However, we do have costs such as web hosting, so feel free to donate.

Support Options

Our aim is that our website contains everything you should need to know.

Beyond that we have a Facebook Group where you can connect with other Home Educators and our amazing admin team. We have a regularly updated Facebook Page which contains informative and sometimes humorous posts. We also have the option to contact us, for those times where you don’t have Facebook.