The return to school this week goes hand in hand with new government plans for every child to know their Times Tables, up to twelve times, before they leave primary school at the age of eleven. The children will be given on-screen tests this summer – or checks as the government likes to call them... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
We all need personal and private time and space. Even from our most cherished loved ones and this includes the children. How this is achieved as a home schooler is an issue often discussed. There are some devoted parents who never feel the need time for away from their children. However, time apart is generally... Read more »
Looking at the array of academic workbooks in any major bookshop you’d wonder if you’d need anything else to educate a child! They pretty much cover every subject and every level. And with their bright colours and attractive illustrations and cartoons they can be very appealing to children. They are primarily aimed at parents who... Read more »
The increased interest in home education and the variety of approaches parents take to it has generated a growth in terminology which can sometimes seem confusing to those researching the subject. This is just to explain a few of the most used terms: Home Education and Home Schooling are basically the same thing although some... Read more »
With increasing access to information and learning online, and the rise in home educated learners, children are able to take charge of their own education more than ever before. But how do we motivate them to do this, when so many are used to a more commonly spoon-fed type of learning experience, and when perhaps... Read more »