Home Education Information & Links
A number of parents in the UK now choose or are forced into educating their children at home.
Below are a few links to places where you can find information to help with all sorts of aspects to home educating your children.
Home Education Advisory Service
"The Home Education Advisory service is a registered charity that gives advice, information and support to parents who are educating their children at home. They produce a range of publications and leaflets and provide consultancy services to professionals. Subscribers to HEAS receive a quarterly magazine, regional membership lists and access to the HEAS Advice Line."
Home Education Advisory Service, PO Box 98, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6AN - Tel: 01707 371 854
Educate online is run by Chris Smith (a home educator) from Weston-super-Mare. Includes some excellent resources for home educators.
"A UK-based membership organisation which provides support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school, and for those who wish to uphold the freedom of families to take proper responsibility for the education of their children."
U.K. Home Teaching Webpage
Useful list of resources for UK home educators.
The Satellite School
If you are home schooling in the UK, it is possible to get your LEA to fund The Satellite School. Note the word "possible", as it is not necessarily easy and varies between LEA's, but then nothing involving an LEA is ever easy, well not the ones we've come across anyway. Here's what The Satellite School say about themselves.....
"If you're a parent, or a professional involved with children who are not receiving a full-time school education then you'll be interested in Satellite School's new and proven solution to their educational problems. We offer a full-time education, following the UK National Curriculum, for the chronic sick (including ME/CFS sufferers), pupils recovering from illness/injury, special needs, school-phobics, excluded pupils, and children whose parents prefer home education."
Alternatives in Education
A site devoted to providing information on education alternatives to school
Internet-based courses to GCSE level
Human Scale Education
A charity which promotes and advises on small schools and other initiatives which support human scale values in education
L.I.F.E. Home School Resource Group
Learning In a Family Environment (L.I.F.E.) support American Homeschoolers living in England
The curriculum online for families who choose to use the National Curriculum as a framework for their children's education
Independent advice for parents on the use of computers for learning; software reviews
World-wide Education Service (WES)
Structured courses for children aged 3-12; tutorial support
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