Watching the advert to attract new teachers that’s been broadcast lately you’d wonder why we have a teacher shortage crisis on our hands; it looks to be such an appealing and self fulfilling job where you have the satisfaction of making a real difference. But the very fact that an advert is necessary, plus several reports... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
You would think that understanding our bodies, their parts, their organs and functions is surely an important part of any education. Equally important is the understanding of what makes those bodies function well, the lifestyle and nutritional habits which support them. However these are never top curriculum priorities. Many families who educate out of school... Read more »
There are plans afoot for super sized secondary schools to cater for the growing need for places. These are planned for both urban and rural areas and will cater for upwards of two thousand pupils. This is to address the sudden rise in numbers of primary children who will graduate to secondary in the next... Read more »
The idea of being fined for giving your children a valuable educational experience seems totally bizarre to many home schooling families. But it depends on how you view the experience, of course. The experience I’m talking about here is taking the children on holiday or travelling with them. Most home schooling families see this as... Read more »
Some people have suggested that home educating is a rather extreme step for parents to take towards educating their child. However, that may be because we’ve accepted the school way of educating as the normal point of reference. Once we really examine it, it may change our point of view. I was drawn to raise... Read more »