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DfE announces support

Education Otherwise is pleased to share the very welcome news that the DfE has announced financial support for private candidates taking examinations this year.   “A grant will be available to support approved exam centres to meet costs associated with the additional demands of assessment for private candidates this year. This is to avoid those […]

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Portsmouth update

The Home Education group PHEG is once again crowdfunding for their judicial review process. Education Otherwise stands firm in their support and ask you all to please give them the support they need.   This case is of great significance to all home educators, not just in Portsmouth. What is tolerated from one local authority […]

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Update to Summer 2021 exam options

19th February 2021, we have received notification that Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) Exams 2021 (May/June Series) have been cancelled in the UK. CAIE have said: “For schools in the United Kingdom, this means that exams for Cambridge IGCSE, O Level, and International AS & A Level will no longer take place. We will say […]

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Portsmouth CC: potential for a judicial review

Portsmouth City Council has been sent a letter before action, in accordance with Pre Action Protocol for a judicial review.   Portsmouth Home Education Group raised the funds necessary to seek guidance from a well-respected barrister through crowdfunding on chuffed.org in less than 24 hours. The advice given means they are proceeding to the next […]

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Examinations update

  Great news for those wishing to sit IGCSE’s this summer. UPDATE: IGCSEs will go ahead this summer. Pearson provisional timetable here. Cambridge International provisional timetable here. We will continue to seek more options with decision makers.   As one of our resource providers reminds us: ‘24 hours is a long time in politics’ and […]

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Report on home education trends

Recently, a wave of misinformation has flooded the media, and sadly, the halls of power. The LGA has released a report claiming up to 1.1 million children are ‘not in formal education’, implying that there were 1.1 million home educated children. Further, the Chair of the Commons Select Committee on education, Mr. Robert Halfon, made […]

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