Help with Home Schooling (also known as Home Education)

In a typical week, about 40 parents visit this website. Many
fill in my contact form, and all have a different story to tell:

  •     some are keen home educators right from the start:

      At three, my son was talking for England - into everything,
      bursting with questions... I never saw the point of school.

  •       some try school and then feel driven to home education:

       I just wish we'd plumped for home education before
       things got so bad

  •      some are trying to make school work:

      If we could only stop the anxiety and bullying ...
  •      some just don't know which way to turn.

       I say 'home' but my partner says 'school.'
School and home ed suit different kids, like the two in this photo.
However, it's only
outside school that either girl can come fully alive.

The law is even-handed, saying that
     children need to be educated 'by school attendance or otherwise.'
The actual change from school to home education is easy.
Just write to the head saying you mean to teach your child yourself
and asking them to take him or her off the roll.
Then, as long as you do home educate, you answer to no one.

It's still a big step, raising all sorts of questions.

Please see my question and answer page

for the ones I'm asked most frequently.

The following pages may help you too ...

Talented Teens

and how to help them

My Home Page  
(includes a list of my books) 

'Dressed like Convicts and Graded like Eggs'

(why more and more parents are abandoning school)

I give
personal help to families who are starting
home ed or thinking about it.
As a teacher trainer turned home educating grandad I've seen both sides!
Where I can help I'm happy to do so free of charge.
The form below is an easy way to get in touch!

Tony D Triggs

Youngsters can feel left out at school for all sorts of reasons, such as special needs or special talents. Badly socialised classmates simply can't connect with anyone outside their small cliques. By contrast, home education develops meaningful relationships both within and between the small groups of friendly families that make up the home ed community.
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