Our Home Ed Journey

We got our daughter back!

We got our daughter back!

Three years ago, our daughter entered secondary school and, initially, seemed to thrive. It is a well respected school, the same one our boys had gone to with positive experiences. However, as time went on, we noticed her getting more insular and less excited about...

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Taking the leap & no regrets!

Taking the leap & no regrets!

If you had told me when my son started school in 2011 that we would become home educators, I honestly would have laughed out loud. Coming from a family of teachers, the thought of home educating did not even come onto my radar. I will also confess the term ‘home...

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Deschooling myself

Deschooling myself

"Do you remember when we learned all about the Sumerians when you were younger?" I asked my 18 year old daughter. "We dressed up, made different foods, and even did a puppet show?" Looking at me blankly, she responded "No, I don't remember doing that!" We used to get...

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Remember the End Goal

Remember the End Goal

My story began over 20 years ago when our 1st  child was born.  As  new parents, we were full of idealism and wanting the best for our daughter and we both thought home educating would offer a wonderful way to educate our child.  My husband encouraged me to home...

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A Family World Adventure

A Family World Adventure

One of our dreams all through our homeschool journey was that one day we would be able to take a year out and go travelling with our family - early on we had met another family who had spent some time going around the States in an RV and the idea of taking a family...

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Looking Back on My First Year

Looking Back on My First Year

When my 9 year old daughter innocently explained that she was using disassociation and self-harm strategies to get through maths lessons, we knew we’d never walk her over the threshold of the school again.  As ex educators, both my wife and I had already experienced...

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Why We Chose to Home Educate

Oliver our eldest son was born on the 26th August, a summer born baby boy.  Oliver was a bright, inquisitive baby and toddler always asking questions at every opportunity and eager to learn new things. He enjoyed pre-school for a time, but then became frustrated with...

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Why We Are Home Educating

Why We Are Home Educating

MY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE My own school experience was on the whole, positive. As my parents were largely ‘uneducated’ immigrants who spoke very little English and worked long hours, school gave me an education that my parents could not. At school, I excelled in my GCSEs...

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Moving From School to Home Ed

Our journey into home ed began when we finally accepted that our daughter's primary school did not have the resources to effectively support our dyslexic daughter with her learning. At the time, S was coming to the end of year 4 and we had invested a lot of time and...

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At the Start of the Journey

We  took our children out of school at the ages of 10,6,6. It was not a rash decision; it was one we had explored, nearly done when we had moved house three years before, and then an intense nine months of really getting ready to exit. At this point I was a...

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