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Home Education

Home education is when a child is taught at home rather than at school. There are many reasons why a parent might choose to home educate their child and you don’t need to be a qualified teacher to make this choice. Parents may choose this path on philosophical or religious grounds but ultimately, it’s down to the individual child and whether school or home is the best fit for them.

Home educated children are taught by their parents or carers, sometimes with the help of outside tutors. There are numerous websites with excellent resources to get you started. We recommend:

http://www.heas.org.uk

http://www.home-education.org.uk

http://www.educationotherwise.net

You do not have to wait for approval before commencing home education. However you will need to deregister your child by writing to your child’s Headteacher. Education Otherwise offer a useful template letter

http://www.educationotherwise.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=69