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Category Archives: HOME EDUCATION
Many of you will know that we took the decision to take our son Tim out of school at the end of the last academic year. One of the first steps we took was to go online and start digging around, seeing what we needed to sort out first. The first obligatory step was to send a letter to the headmaster of Tim’s school and state our intention. After this had been done, it was then his responsibility to pass … Continue reading
Well, it’s into September and the schools have gone back and we are getting started on doing things at home. I recorded a video today about us ordering some learning packs for the subjects Tim has chosen.: It’s important to note that when you are in school, it is compulsory to have a foreign language, a science subject, one of the humanities, etc. However, when you have chosen education otherwise, you have free choice over this. Education is compulsory, schooling … Continue reading
We took our youngest son out of school 10 days ago and it has all felt quite surreal to be honest. Many of you have responded with well wishes and advice and it has been great to hear of everyone else’s experiences. But the one thing that really jumped at me was the phrase ‘deschooling‘. It is recommended that when you take your child out of the school system, you give them a period of time to readjust instead of … Continue reading
Well, we’ve come full circle and it looks like it’s time to take our youngest back out of school. We home-educated him when he was 6-7 1/2 and then he went back into the public system. Many years have passed and now he’s nearly 14. More recently, after weeks and months of things escalating at school through chronic truancy and no sight in end, we’ve reached a space where we want to restore sanity within our home and take the … Continue reading