Options to Formal Schooling: Homeschooling

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Many parents feel that traditional schooling is simply not the right fit for their children or for their family as a whole. Whether rigid timetables, standardised curricula or social issues (such as bullying) are the cause of this dissatisfaction, parents sometimes keep their kids at school due to a lack of awareness of the myriad... Read more »

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Finally – a framework for professional regulation of private tutors?

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To the sound of cheers from industry professionals, parents and teachers the Centre for Market Reform of Education (CRME) is launching a consultation on plans for a new national association for tutors in an effort to push forward with plans to develop industry standards and improve the consistency of the private tutoring market. In recent... Read more »

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Chaos in the world of flexischooling

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Between home education and full-time school is the world of flexischooling. This seemingly sensible compromise has been ideal for some families for numerous reasons, including a child with special needs or one recovering from illness. It means, in practice, some of the child’s teaching happens at home but they come to school for the rest.... Read more »

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Parenting classes: where to go to find help

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When it comes to parenting, we can sometimes feel at a loss as how to raise, discipline, feed and establish routines for our children, let alone cope with seemingly insurmountable obstacles like baby colic, tantrums and fighting. The good news is that no parent and no child is perfect; we know it can sometimes seem... Read more »

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