You can take the boy out of the school, but can you take the school out of the parent? There's a constant balancing act here, to discharge our legal duty under Section 7 of the 1996 Education Act 7. The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient … [Read more...] about Pointless education and missing caches.
how we do it
Home education is a valid and legal option. And there are lots of people doing it. This is a carnival of celebration, of encouragement, and I'm thrilled that so many people have joined in. So without further ado, let's take a wander. You may remember I posted some prompts - a few people have … [Read more...] about The Not Back to School Carnival – because education is mandatory, but school isn't.
I'm happy to have any posts on home education/ flexi schooling or whatever really that people can come up with. I want to post the carnival early september - so if you can get links to me by end of August that gives me a bit of time to get organised. There's a contact form up there in the menu, or … [Read more...] about Not back to school carnival prompts.
A new kid in town? There's a new parenting website in town, but this one is a bit different to the mum focussed networks that seem to be all over the place. (Not that I'm saying mum focussed networks or bad, but does mean that there is room for alternatives!) Quib.ly is a membership site that … [Read more...] about Home education on Quib.ly
One of the odd things about home education is how many myths surround it. For example, there is often this theory that only the rich can do it, that it's out of reach of ordinary families as they can't afford for one parent not to work. In my experience that's just not true, though certainly life … [Read more...] about The economics of home education – a personal point of view.