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Kit’ has arrived!

We are pleased to announce that we have presented our first ‘Kit’ awards to Local Authority Officers and Departments for excellence when working with and supporting families who have elected to home educate. This is an exciting development for many reasons, one of which is that almost 60% of all Authorities participated. Whilst there is […]

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Message from the President

It is with much pride and excitement that I write to introduce our new team of Trustees and supporting Associate Trustees. As was widely publicised, we made the decision to implement a very detailed selection process to attract additional officers from a wide spectrum of society, each with a diverse set of skills and personalities. […]

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Open letter to the Education Committee

Dear Mr Halfon MP, The Education Committee report on home education came out on 28th July 2021 and recommends exactly what the committee chair told us it would at the very start of his inquiry.   There are a number of disturbing recommendations which range from a call to arms for compulsory registration through to […]

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Home educators challenge Portsmouth City Council

    Today, a home educating mum in Portsmouth has taken one step further toward challenging Portsmouth City Council’s (PCC) draconian and unlawful attitude toward home educating families.   What is this about?   PCC has the highest number of S437 notices (in proportion to home educated children) issued of any local authority in England […]

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The Big Ask: HE children talk

Education Otherwise would like to announce that home educated young people are AWESOME.   No news there you might think, but these young people just demonstrate that so well, that we feel it needs repeating.   The Children’s Commissioner for England provided Education Otherwise with a welcome opportunity to arrange for a group of 7 […]

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