Meet the Team


Juliet English


(BA Hons Social Work)

Juliet is an experienced home educator who is passionate about encouraging and empowering parents to educate their children with boldness and freedom. She is engaged in a number of initiatives which benefit home educators in the UK, drawing on her personal experience of educating her own 7 children, running groups, activities and conferences, as well as her background in Social Work. Juliet’s idea of fun is creating, crafting, and singing with her barbershop chorus.


Matt Harris


(BA Hons Sports Studies, PGDip Youth Work & Community Development)

Matt is a former youth worker who, in 2018, became a stay-at-home, home-educating dad to his two daughters whilst his wife, Nicola, studied at Trinity College, Bristol. Matt’s passion is to see people live to their full potential and “be all they can be”. His strengths are his adaptability, empathy, positivity, love of learning and ability to help people develop. When Matt isn’t home educating, you’ll find him trying to keep fit, cooking, listening to a podcast, or working out how to get Wilson and Robin, the family dogs, to behave.


Siân Lowe


(BA Hons Modern Languages, PGCE MFL)

Siân is a former secondary school teacher who is now in her third year home educating her 3 daughters. Moving her children from mainstream education to home education has been life changing, life enhancing and quite possibly the bravest thing she has ever done! Her desire is to empower and encourage those who wish to explore home education for themselves. Siân gets very excited about all that she is learning along with her daughters and when she isn’t furthering her education she enjoys nothing more than a cheeky latte in a café with a good friend.


Jo Sweetland


(Bsc Hons Occupational Therapy, Ph.D Rehabilitation)

An occupational therapist for twenty years, Jo specialised in helping people with neurological conditions regain their independence; a strong supportive community was a crucial element of her clients getting stronger. Jo and her husband Jez have a passion for building community and for the past ten years have shared their home with many amazing people who have come to join their family for different periods of time. In taking their three children out of mainstream education (2017), the importance of community was all the more evident. Over the past decade Jo’s passion for educational reform has grown and she is involved in a couple of innovative education projects within the city of Bristol. Jo loves spending time with family and friends, walking her dog, cooking creatively and doing yoga.