Help with Home Schooling (also known as Home Education)


School and home ed suit different kids, like the two in this photo. They're both full of confidence,
but it's only outside school that either girl can come fully alive.

In a typical week, about 40 parents visit this website and many fill in my contact form. Some are keen home educators but most have a youngster at school and they're struggling with issues like anxiety or bullying. Their pleas for help often start with words like 'I'm at my wits' end.'

'Socialised yes, brutalised no.'

Youngsters with special needs or special talents are especially prone to be lonely, bullied or anxious at school. Badly socialised classmates simply can't connect with anyone outside their small cliques. 

Youngsters' pictures like those you see here say such a lot. 

(I welcome artwork from schooled and homeschooled youngsters alike, and I give rewards for those I showcase on this site. I especially welcome anti-bullying posters and posters relating to home education.)

The home ed community embraces whole families, and all ages meet and mix in a way that prepares the younger members for life. 

If you start home educating you won't be alone - you'll get friendly support from local home ed families, and home education Facebook groups share the latest  

news about weekly meetings where the youngsters gather for study, fun and lively pursuits! It's music-making in the photo but it could be almost anything!

Older home educated youngsters can take their pick from a range of classes in drama, maths and other subjects offered two days a week in the centre of Norwich.

Another resource in Norwich is the Puppet Theatre, which offers some some truly mind-expanding activities!

Making the break

Home education proves its worth in the early years of each young life, and it carries on through childhood and teens unless school interrupts it.

To resume home ed after starting school just write to the head. Say you mean to home educate and ask them to take your child 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. (My form below has never brought me the same one twice!)
I used to train teachers but now I help with the home education of my grandson, teenage author Elijah. (It's him on the right!) 

A varied career in education has made me a keen home educator, and I often help families who are thinking of taking it up for themselves. Where I can help I'm happy to do so free of charge. Please get in touch!
Enquiries come thick and fast in summer due to stress caused by tests and exams. I always reply but prioritise people in the Norwich, Yarmouth and north Norfolk.
Tony D Triggs
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More pages to help you

'Dressed like Convicts and Graded like Eggs'

(why more and more parents are abandoning school)

Talented Kids

and how to help them

My Home Page  
(with a list of my books) 

Home ed brings a breath of fresh air! When families (especially mothers

and daughters) come to see us they usually fall in love with our horses!