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News Flash

3 years 11 weeks ago
The Education and Skills Authority is to be scrapped. One body to cover the whole of Northern Ireland, but with the same powers as the current boards is now planned: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...

Start Drafting Your Reponses...

3 years 11 weeks ago
We are now shifting our focus and asking people to start writing their responses.  We are assured that there is no word limit on the comments, and that people need not answer the multiple choice...

Home Educated Gymnast Takes Gold

3 years 12 weeks ago
Home Educated acrobatic gymnast Maisie Rivers and her partner Theo Baxter won gold in the Level 4 Mixed Pairs category at the Irish Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in May to make them Irish...

The Welfare Thing - Guest Post on Dare To Know

3 years 13 weeks ago
The draft Policy on Elective Home Education in Northern Ireland is riddled with references to ‘safeguarding’ and ‘welfare’. We know from informal phone conversations that the Boards consider this a...

Are Homeschooled Children “At Risk”?

3 years 13 weeks ago
This article was submitted by Kelly Green, a supporter of home education in Canada, and was previously published in the US Home Education Magazine in 2012. In my opinion, one of the most challenging...

An Imaginary Conversation...

3 years 13 weeks ago
The same questions and comments come up again and again, here I am talking to my imaginary contact in the ELB... 1.       YOU might think that all parents you meet have...

Experiences with the Boards

3 years 13 weeks ago
The Draft Policy as outlined is concerning enough, but doesn't arise out of nowhere.  The current situation is one of deep mistrust between home educators and the Boards.  Given this we...

Articles and Blogs

Sciencing
3 years 13 weeks ago
A collection of articles and blogs about the 2014 consultation on the draft Northern Ireland Policy on Home Education.   Print NI4Kids - New Rules for Home School? Impartial Reporter, Fermanagh...

Sign Our Petition

3 years 13 weeks ago
Please ask the education and library boards to act within their legal powers, sign this petition and don't forget to write to your MLAs. __________ To the Northern Ireland Education and Library...

Graham Stuart writes on our behalf

Graham Stuart's Letter
3 years 14 weeks ago
Graham Stuart MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Home Education in Westminster has written a letter to John O'Dowd, the Northern Ireland Minister of Education, detailing his...