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Personal Response from Sarah Dickinson to the Consultation

5 days 21 hours ago
"I support the adoption of these guidelines because I believe they will encourage good practice in the EA and enable parents to insist on fair treatment.   The process for addressing...

Zog Live! At the Waterfront

2 weeks 12 hours ago
A large group of us went to see Zog Live at the Waterfront Belfast last week, benefiting from their great education rate.  We weren’t quite sure what to expect from the play/musical but it...

Beach Schools Ni - Holywood

2 weeks 12 hours ago
Our second event with Beach Schools NI took place in Holywood Sea Park recently. The kids went on a scavenger hunt, did some channel digging and made some beautiful beach art!   

Butterfly & bird watching with the RSPB

2 weeks 12 hours ago
A group of us had another lovely morning with the RSPB last week at Portmore Lough.  We scouted the grounds catching site of butterflies, grasshoppers, various bugs and beetles and lots of birds...

Art Class with FE McWilliam Gallery

3 weeks 3 days ago
Our group had another wonderful artist led art session with FE McWilliam gallery in Banbridge today.  Taking inspiration from the current exhibition, Scottish Colourists, children ranging from 2...

Air-Tastic Inflatapark

3 weeks 3 days ago
Home ed families had a great opportunity to try out Bangor’s new inflatapark this week with Airtastic.  The venue exceeded expectations and a really fun day was had!  We’re hoping to repeat...

Consultation Responses

4 weeks 17 hours ago
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...

Response by Dr Harriet Pattison

4 weeks 17 hours ago
“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...

Tayto Park - Dublin

4 weeks 3 days ago
Over one hundred home educators and their children traveled to Tayto Park this week to take advantage of their superb education rate.  Though the weather gave its best impression of all four...

Consultation Brief

5 weeks 3 days ago
A short discussion of the key issues relating to the current consultation has been prepared, we hope it will be useful.