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Experiences with the Boards

4 years 5 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
4 years 5 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

4 years 5 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
4 years 5 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...

Focus Groups

4 years 5 weeks ago
HEdNI encourages home educators and those considering home education to attend the focus groups organised by each of the 5 Education and Library Boards on their proposed Home Education Policy....

Hands Off Home Education

Trust Parents - protect parental choice
4 years 6 weeks ago
Parents must feed their children.  They rely on the Food Standards Authority to ensure the food they buy is safe, but the FSA doesn't come and check their kitchen or demand to approve a weekly...

Film Makers

Cinemagic
4 years 6 weeks ago
This is a very proud Mum of two great kids who made and acted in a fantastic thriller film, showcased at Queens Film Theatre Belfast.

Home Educators attain Level IV in the RHS School Gardens Scheme

4 years 7 weeks ago
The Royal Horticultural Society School Gardens Scheme is open to home educators. The Dickinson Family have been working through the stages and were excited last December to be told that level four...

Gymnast Wins Bronze at Tony Byrne Cup

4 years 7 weeks ago
Home educated gymnast, Chiara Rivers, won a bronze medal for her beam routine in level 3 at the Tony Byrne Cup held in Derry on 13th April. This was her first time competing at level three and coach...

2014 Draft Policy - what you can do

Writing important things
4 years 8 weeks ago
2014 Consultation - latest updates here, introduction here. The five boards closed five consultations on one document on the 27th June 2014 - a new policy they hoped to implement throughout...