There can be a general feeling among parents and some secondary teachers that it is the later years in education that really matter. After all, that’s when the important exams are looming and from early in their secondary school lives, all education is very much focussed on that outcome. People can see nursery and primary... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
There have been several articles in the news over the last month or two reporting the cuts to funding for Colleges of Further Education. The government’s review of Further Education Colleges is causing concern among students, parents and other learners who use FE colleges instead of school. These colleges have often been frowned upon as... Read more »
We took part in the Big Garden Bird watch in January, as no doubt many other parents and schools did. This is a national survey run by the RSPB to help count and understand bird life better; both the good and bad news, and consequently how to support the perpetuation of species. As well as... Read more »
There has been a surge in interest in home education recently and increase in the number of families turning to this option in place of school. So there have been varying reports in the media. Unfortunately, media coverage of home education can be misleading. This is because it is usually based around misinformed dramatics, the... Read more »
You may have seen in the news that a new website has been launched by the government called Educate Against Hate. This is an approach by Nicky Morgan to counteract extremism and radicalisation, both very sensitive issues featured in the news fairly frequently recently, and to give parents, teachers and educators advice on protecting children... Read more »