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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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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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