I’m Liz, and I home educate my two children who have never been to school. Though I was 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
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 accepted as correct:
- Learning only happens in school
- Learning stops at age 18
- 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.