Norfolk Home Learning

        From small beginnings to great success

Dressed like Convicts and Graded like Eggs!

Over the years, parents have shared with me all sorts of reasons for choosing home ed.

Here are the ones I've heard most frequently, with the parents' actual words in italics.  

Sadly, bullying and anxiety top the list and need their own separate pages.

Home education certainly leads to happier social relationships - not just for youngsters

but for parents, too. However, there are lots of other reasons for choosing home ed:

Some schools neglect special talents or needs

The teacher said the fast ones & slow ones were upsetting the class.

Some schools are simply sausage factories; they crush individuality   

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to

climb a tree it will feel a fool for the rest of its life. (Einstein)

 Some parents seek a 'God-centred' approach to learning

God is the greatest home truth of all 


They think schools pile on too much pressure

 When he was six - yes, six - they called him a dimwit because he couldn't read

They prefer 'hands on' methods

like this home-based way of determining pi by throwing a stick

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand (Confucius)

They want their teens to realise their full potential 


I hate to see him held back and discouraged

(See below for a sneering report on a budding composer.)

They hate school jargon

They want their children to develop naturally

They bring more home from the beach or the woods than they did from the classroom.

This way, we have lots of good times together and I find that I'm learning as much as they do.

Standards can sometimes be very low

If the teachers can't spell how can the pupils?

They want their children to stand out

Without a school record, he usually got an interview


If you'd like some help or encouragement with school or home ed please feel free to get in touch.

​Tony D Triggs

My postbag is currently swelling as autumn blues set in.

I always reply but prioritise families in Norwich, Yarmouth and north Norfolk.

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