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Consultation Response from Dr Paula Rothermel

3 years 27 weeks ago
"I find that the policy recommendations regarding mandatory monitoring and supervision of home educators in Northern Ireland are arbitrary, legally unjustified, unwarranted and open to...

Who would home educate?

3 years 27 weeks ago
https://whatonearthbooks.com/the-wright-stuff Anyone who hasn't yet seen this excellent segment on The Wright Stuff should take a look.  

News Flash

3 years 28 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 28 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 28 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 29 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 29 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 29 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 30 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 30 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...