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This is your window to the wealth of information, fun, and support available from the network of home educating families in Northern Ireland.

HEdNI is an inclusive group, welcoming those of all backgrounds, religious beliefs, races and cultures. We do not promote any one method of home-educating; rather we support the right of all families to choose for themselves what suits them best.

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Consultation Responses

Many thanks to all those who have responded to the consultation. Every single response is worthwhile and appreciated. The following people have kindly shared their responses with us: Dr Harriet Pattison, researcher in literacy and education

Response by Dr Harriet Pattison

“The Guidance sets out a clear and legally accurate framework through which families can clarify expectations regarding interactions with EA officials.    As a specialist researcher into literacy and home education, I continue to be concerned that the Guidelines place insufficient emphasis on the many ways in which learning at home may diverge from learning in school.  There is repeated emphasis given in the guidelines to the legal requirement that education be suitable to a...