Starting home education with teenagers; 8 tips to make the transition easier

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There has been a sharp rise recently in the numbers of parents withdrawing their children from school to home educate. Whereas many start their home schooling journey when their children are very young, it is now the case that some are coming to it later, when their youngsters have already become teenagers. This presents slightly... Read more »

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Steve Beeley

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It was with enormous sadness that I heard today that one of my friends Steven Beeley has passed away. For those of you who didn’t know him, he was super intelligent, honest, generous, funny and liberally-minded. We managed to hit it off in seconds, it was impossible not to like Steve. Steve was a key figure... Read more »

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What’s your feeling about Primary testing?

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Concern has been raised again over the effect of school pressures on young children’s mental wellbeing, with particular reference to testing. Exam stress and self harm is something we would normally associate with teenagers not young children. But teaching staff are reporting that children as young as six are feeling the pressure and exhibiting stress and... Read more »

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An alternative to over-subscribed schools

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It’s a difficult and anxious time of year for parents wanting to secure school places for their children. One report says that the selection process has become increasingly complex as places in popular areas are over-subscribed. Another article suggests that because of this, children from poorer areas can often be the ones who miss out... Read more »

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